From Just Vibrations: The Purpose of Sounding Good by William Cheng

  • Disability Studies
  • Music
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  • Figure 5.2. Protest and LRAD at the 2009 Pittsburgh G-20 Summit. Note the striking diversity of people’s protective actions against the LRAD: some cover their ears tightly, while others do not (choose to) cover their ears at all. A vehicle carrying an LRAD on its roof moves through the streets of Pittsburgh during the protests at the 2009 G-20 Summit. A group of about 35 police officers march behind the vehicle, while journalists and civilians are caught in front of the vehicle and its mounted LRAD’s blast zone. Some people cup their ears tightly (with the palms of their hands); some place fingers in their ears; and some do not cover their ears at all.