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.
Near a small hummock, a loudspeaker rose from its stand, to face the house.
The loudspeaker voice was coming to the end of the prisoner list.
A loudspeaker blared the chant of the croupiers from the tables inside.
There was a clicking sound and the loudspeaker died with a sputter of static.
A continual stream of taunts and threats came from the loudspeaker.