Mario Garza was on the grass beyond the east steps of the Capitol Tuesday morning. I was drawn to Garza because of the accordion slung around his neck, and, amid all the orange and blue shirts, his neutral colors.
He was engaged in conversation with an older man in blue, and when they finished I approached Garza and learned that he was, indeed, a neutral, a veritable Red Cross worker on the field of battle. For a week he had been serving as a kind of volunteer medic, strolling between the hostiles playing mellifluous riffs on his accordion to mellow the harsh and soothe the savage beasts.
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