Sheesh, what a bunch a clueless newbies, you ask me. Welcome to the real world, kidz (even if many of them are middle-aged)
Poli-Tea gets it right. after detailing Tea Party shock that riot police were not friendly.
At political protests in the United States, the deployment of riot police to confront people exercising their constitutional rights is the rule rather than the exception. At future events, keep an ear out for the following announcement regarding your freedom of speech and assembly:
“To those who remain, by order of the chief of police, I hereby declare this to be an unlawful assembly. I order all those assembled to immediately disperse, you must leave the immediate vicinity. If you do not disperse you may be arrested and/or subject to other police action.”
In practice, such declarations are followed by the deployment of tear gas, flash grenades and rubber bullets, all on the tax payer’s dime, of course.
Hey Tea Partiers. Here’s what a real confrontation looks like. It’s gotten over 1.1 million views on my YouTube Channel. Police club two protesters lying on the sidewalk not moving at a Minuteman counter-protest. Hollywood. July 8, 2006. It was a, um, lively counter-protest…
Welcome to the club.