Now imagine that picture multiplied by a factor of ten, and you get some idea of how strong the police presence was.
Now I realize that just a few months ago, there was a large riot in the north end, sparked by a group of Neo-Nazis. And the police response to that was muffed at best, and downright incompetent at worst. But geez! That doesn't justify using the excuse of a presumably peaceful union rally into an excuse to turn downtown Toledo into a police state!
UPDATE (4/11/06, 2:00 p.m.) The Blade