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curfew and threatened to arrest the hundreds of late night lingerers and songsters.
Unfortunately, I could never quite figure out who was an insider in the semi-closed community of the student protestors and who was not, or if there were peripheral lingerers and onlookers who reside in the ephemeral space demarcating the boundaries of closed and open communities, or what happened to the community that had defined itself in relation to being against "the evil" once this entity was laid to rest during the elaborate mock funeral held by the protestors.
In the autumn garden there are a few more lingerers, hanging out to the bitter end.