Saturday, August 20, 2011

Pipeline Protesters Arrested

About 65 – or essentially all of the people there.

Many in the demonstrating group favored khakis, blazers, ties and other garb that eschewed the overtly countercultural look of some environmental protests.

  Free Republic

Wise move.

At 11:30 a.m. a member of the Park Police warned the assembled demonstrators that under regulations and laws governing the area, their permit to demonstrate on the White House sidewalk had been revoked.

People demonstrating on the sidewalk must continue moving, police said, and the stationary activists were informed that due to the violations, the sidewalk was closed and they had to leave or be arrested.

They actually planned to be arrested. I think they should have kept moving if that’s the condition, because it seems to me that getting arrested negates the cred they get with regular working people by wearing “respectable” clothing.

....but hey, do what you will anyway.

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