Re: ANARCHIST Disrupt Peaceful Protest, Ruffled the Feathers Of Our Brave Policemen, And Violently Attacked Our Capitol Steps!!!!!!!
- From: "whistler" <whistler-ab@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 29 Jan 2007 17:39:41 -0800
I've learned to be very cautious of what I ask for, and.. of what I
encourage, entice, or coerse of others. Things can go very wrong and
the burdens and consequences can be exceedingly heavy.
On Jan 29, 7:16 pm, "菩薩" <psychedelictour...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Imagine what we could accomplish with several thousand storming
Congress rather than several hundred!
AP: 300 rush Capitol enterance - Police set up barricades on steps.
From time to time, the tree of liberty must be watered with the bloodof tyrants and patriots.--Thomas Jefferson.
You heard it here first...
Anti-war protesters spray paint Capitol building
By Jackie Kucinich
Anti-war protesters were allowed to spray paint on part of the west
front steps of the United States Capitol building after police were
ordered to break their security line by their leadership, two sources
told The Hill.
According to the sources, police officers were livid when they were
told to fall back by U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) Chief Phillip Morse
and Deputy Chief Daniel Nichols. "They were the commanders on the
scene," one source said, who requested anonymity. "It was disgusting."
After police ceded the stairs, located on the lower west front of the
Capitol, the building was locked down, the source added.
A second source who witnessed the incident said that the police had
the crowd stopped at Third Street, but were told to bring the police
line in front of the Capitol.
Approximately 300 protesters were allowed to take the steps and began
to spray paint "anarchist symbols" and phrase such as "Our capitol
building" and "you can't stop us" around the area, the source said.
Morse responded to these claims in an e-mail Sunday afternoon
explaining that the protesters were seeking confrontation with the
"While there were minor instances of spray painting of pavement by a
splinter group of Anarchists who were seeking a confrontation with the
police, their attempts to breach into secure areas and rush the doors
Capitol were thwarted," Morse said. "The graffiti was easily removed
by the dedicated [Architect of the Capitol] staff, some of whom
responded on their day off to quickly clean the area."
He added, "It is the USCP's duty and responsibility to protect the
Capitol complex, staff and public while allowing the public to
exercise their First Amendment rights . at the end of the day, both
occurred without injury to protestors or officers."
Yet, the sources who talked to The Hill were furious that protesters
were not stopped before reaching the Capitol.
"To get that close to the Capitol building, that is ridiculous," the
second source said. "[Police] were told not to arrest anyone."
The second source added that police had to stand by and watch as
protesters posed in front of their graffiti.
Tens of thousands of people rallied on the Mall and the Capitol
complex Saturday in protest of the increased troop deployments and the
war in Iraq.
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