The address to the crowd at the Capitol was broadcast on a loudspeaker.
Crawford's back was to them as he stared at the loudspeaker.
After a full two minutes there was still no answer from the loudspeaker.
A loudspeaker shouted into the room: "Come out of there, Lane, or we'll blast you out."
There was a babble of voices from the loudspeaker, punctuated by bursts of static.