Politics have divided this country and we are back to brother versus brother, much like it was during the civil war era.
A lot of people are unhappy with our government and protests are frequently happening, especially in the state capital of Albuquerque.
Last week, a group of young people were protesting outside of the court house. There was a small group of people in the morning, but towards the late afternoon the group had grown in size. I wasn’t feeling particularly nervous about that group of people, until they filled the street. I work as a security guard at a cannabis shop a few blocks away from the courthouse. The cannabis shop has been there since marijuana was legalized years ago, but on this particular day I was worried about security. The shop was busier than usual and people lined the streets. I was worried about keeping the place secure, so I stood outside the front door all day instead of sitting at the desk inside of the shop. I wanted to be one hundred percent certain that the cannabis shop would be safe and secure. I remained vigilant all day and watched for problems. Around 4, I noticed one of the news Vans pulling up to the courthouse. It looked like they were going to film the live at five news live from the scene. I hope the protesters feel like they have been heard. There are a lot of reasons to be upset about the politics in Albuquerque, New Mexico. If I was a young person, I would feel the need to protest my voice in anger as well.