(crossposted from Cobalt6)
I wanted to get some stuff together here to show those of us who plan to march from the White House to the Capitol this Saturday the things that have been happening there as the day approaches.
First, though, Road2DC.com is a website set up to coordinate contacts and activities for that day. The group the people I am traveling with and I are joining will meet at the site of the National Christmas Tree at 11 am. We will be wearing orange.
The actual coordination is taking place in the Forums section.
That said, I have some things I’d like you to see below the fold.
WASHINGTON (AFP) – Mounted police charged in to break up an outdoor press conference and demonstration against the Iraq war in Washington on Thursday, arresting three people, organizers and an AFP reporter said.
“The police suppressed the press conference. In the middle of the speeches, they grabbed the podium” erected in a park in front of the White House for the small gathering, Brian Becker, national organizer of the ANSWER anti-war coalition, told AFP.
“Then, mounted police charged the media present to disperse them,” Becker said.
The police’s entire beef? The wrong kind of glue had been previously used to affix posters. Watch as a cop puts a wrist hold on a woman for no good reason whatsoever, then a mounted police officer uses his horse as a weapon of intimidation to attempt to break up the press conference.
Three people — Tina Richards, the mother of a marine who did two tours of duty in Iraq; Adam Kokesh, a leader of the Iraq Veterans Against the War group; and lawyer Ian Thompson, who is an organizer for ANSWER in Los Angeles — were arrested…
Fast forward to yesterday, when Rev. Lennox Yearwood was arrested by Capitol Police……for standing in line to enter the Petraeus hearing.
edgery at Daily Kos:
When the line started moving shortly before the scheduled hearing time of 12:30 pm, Capitol Police stopped him from entering while let others in behind him. They told him they were only letting 7 “peace people” in and that there was no more room for him.
Understandably and correctly, Rev. Yearwood argued with the Capitol Police that he had as much right to be in the hearing room as any of the others in line. They refused to let him enter, and began moving him away from the hearing room door – at which point, all hell broke loose.
Not in MY America, you don’t.
All the more reason to turn out in force this Saturday to show we will not be intimidated, and we will not be silent while the American people are sold a corrupt bill of goods and an illegal, unnecessary occupation by Petraeus, Crocker and the BushCheney administration.
See you Saturday.