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YCT and Protest Warriors Crash Austin Anti-War Rally--"Peace" Groups Get Violent
KeathMilligan.net ^ | Brendan Steinhauser

Posted on 10/12/2004 10:59:26 PM PDT by bstein80

http://www.keithmilligan.net/view.php?id=271

The video works now! Its awesome!

We need to get this link to bloggers all over the country. People need to know how "peaceful" the left really is.

I think the part where Lauren is blocked by the dirty hippy sums up the new breed of young conservative. Confrontational and unafraid to speak out.

Kudos to YCT and PW!


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: activism; conservative; marchers; protest; protestwarrior; yct
http://www.keithmilligan.net/view.php?id=271
1 posted on 10/12/2004 10:59:27 PM PDT by bstein80
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To: bstein80

Hate this crap going on here in Texas...even Austin.


2 posted on 10/12/2004 11:02:50 PM PDT by Wneighbor
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To: bstein80

http://www.keithmilligan.net/view.php?id=271


3 posted on 10/12/2004 11:07:19 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: bstein80

I can't get the link to work.


4 posted on 10/12/2004 11:09:13 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Do you have Quicktime?


5 posted on 10/12/2004 11:30:46 PM PDT by Bonaparte (twisting slowly, slowly in the wind...)
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To: Bonaparte

I think I do. I'll let you know.


6 posted on 10/12/2004 11:32:36 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: Jet Jaguar

I do but it won't open it either.

No biggie. A description would do nicely, if you have the time.


7 posted on 10/12/2004 11:38:23 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: Bonaparte

I do but it won't open it either.

No biggie. A description would do nicely, if you have the time.


8 posted on 10/12/2004 11:39:24 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Mine won't open it either. I was hoping yours would.


9 posted on 10/12/2004 11:52:30 PM PDT by Bonaparte (twisting slowly, slowly in the wind...)
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To: bstein80

It is a lie to call it a "peace" movement. They are pro-Palestinian war (including the use of homicide bombers against civilians). Also there is a sizeable anarchist element in the ranks of the "anti(American)war" movement; they seek to overthrow this government (long term goal) and know that it will take some violence to accomplish their goals.


10 posted on 10/12/2004 11:52:37 PM PDT by weegee (John Kerry: "I'm Oprah! EVERYONE gets a tax hike!")
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To: bstein80

Well, I can only watch about a fifth of it before QuickTime (hippy dippy Apple product) bombs out.

Can't you post it as an MPEG?


11 posted on 10/13/2004 4:36:36 AM PDT by dsc
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To: bstein80
Proving once again that free speech is only afforded to those who agree with the left's ideology!

You gotta love their interpretation of the constitution.
12 posted on 10/13/2004 4:44:48 AM PDT by PigRigger (Send donations to http://www.AdoptAPlatoon.org)
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To: bstein80

Any still photos?


13 posted on 10/13/2004 5:21:23 AM PDT by Mamzelle (that was probably one of the votes you missed, Senator)
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To: bstein80
I heard a report from some of the participants. It sounds like they incurred a bit of abuse.

We need to be wary if we aren't in the line of sight of law enforcement. You may get your video, but it may not be worth the cost of physical abuse that could take place. Just ask Don Adams.

14 posted on 10/13/2004 7:27:39 AM PDT by DrewsDad
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To: bstein80

Thanks for this thread...I have added this article to my blog:

http://thomas70.blogspot.com/


15 posted on 10/13/2004 10:05:24 AM PDT by vj2004 (www.virginiajohnsonforcongress.com)
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To: bstein80

Bump!

(couldn't get the video to work more than 1 second)


16 posted on 10/13/2004 10:28:08 AM PDT by MonroeDNA (In Islam, a woman can be married at any age even when she is a newly born baby.)
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To: Wneighbor

I'm with you. I've been in Texas many years and am glad to say that crowd is far removed from being representative of people in this state.


17 posted on 10/13/2004 4:48:14 PM PDT by Reb Raider
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To: bstein80

This is typical of "peace groups".They seem to attract violence like a magnet.


18 posted on 10/14/2004 7:16:46 AM PDT by upcountryhorseman (An old fashioned conservative)
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To: Jet Jaguar

I was one of the counter-protestors - Here's my take on the event.

October 2, 2004

Nothing ruffles the feathers of “peace” doves better than camo pants and a pro-Bush sign. And for those who are familiar with YCT, the slightest mention of those infamous letters 9” bold is enough to do the trick, which is exactly what I had in mind when I designed our black event shirts that we wore to the protest. Experiencing the “peace” movement firsthand makes me wonder why folks immediately cede the moral high ground to these leftists. *Keep in mind that this anti-war/peace rally was in honor of Ghandi’s birthday, the man known for his non-violent tactics.* Who knew the peaceniks would so violently resist a taste of their own medicine?



Due to poor weather conditions there were only about 300 protestors, their most hardcore activists I might add. They protested every issue in the leftist playbook, and as with any anti-war protest there were plenty of Palestinian flags flown and keffiyeh headdresses worn (the black/white thing worn by Arafat and the Palestinians). On our side were 2 YCTers, myself included, and a 3rd who came later, a lady with the Austin Townhallers, and a man representing the Protest Warriors (PW). Together we attempted to merge into the march as they came up from Auditorium Shores, down Congress Ave. to the state Capitol. They used ropes to keep their march together and us out, so we just walked along side them holding our signs. Some free-roaming leftist minions guarded the outskirts of the march. These guys purposefully separated us from each other, surrounded us, blocked us (with their bodies and bicycles), and threatened us. They got in our faces, shouted obscenities, made personal and physical threats, covered or pulled down our signs, and told us to “get the f*ck out of [their] rally.” While the rest of the mob chanted “racists, fascists, anti-gay – right-wing bigots go away.” I was corned by a man with a beard who yelled obscenities in my face and wouldn’t let me move left or right, and followed by a girl with a bullhorn on max volume which she made screech in my ear. I found out later at the Capitol when it came time for the speeches that this guy was one of the main organizers of the protest.



At one point in this heated march up Congress Ave. someone from the crowd threw their tea or coffee in my face. Another time, a girl snuck up behind me and ripped my sign out of my hands, threw it on the ground and started to kick it away from me. I picked up my sign and continued on.



That same guy with the beard kept blocking a fellow YCTer and would hit his head on the pole of her sign and then yell out that she was hitting him with a stick in a public street. All the while several protestors videotaped the scene hoping to frame the event.



Another man threatened our friend with PW by saying that he was “NOT anti-violence.” Luckily, the cops who blocked off the streets and who were on every corner finally decided to do something and threw this protestor to the ground as he tried once more to tear down our friend’s sign. When this happened, the protestors surrounded the cops and chanted “let him go, let him go.”



The environment was so hostile that some of their own protestors started to defend us by telling their friends not to touch us and helping us weave through the crowd unharmed. One girl said she couldn’t believe she was helping YCT at her own rally. She also said that she didn’t agree with how some were behaving, and that these folks were misrepresenting their “peace” movement.



A couple of protestors approached us during the march and wanted to debate us. After having my signed ripped away, my ears damaged from the bullhorn, coffee thrown in my face, and my safety threatened, I was in no mood to debate the definition of fascism or the conspiracies of how “Bush knew.” I was focused on keeping our cadre together, my sign held high, and making it to the capitol steps.



When we got to the capitol, the security switched from the city police to the state troopers. I somehow managed my way to the front of the march, where I was backed into the capitol steps. From there I stood above the crowd and waved my sign as they continued to shout their chant at me (“racists, fascists, anti-gay, right-wing bigots go away”). They noticed I was having too much fun with this as I began to lead the chant in front of the crowd. Quickly, two folks covered me with a huge banner. At that point the troopers called them off. Both the cops and the troopers were very supportive of what we were doing, but it was the troopers who really stood up for us. They would not let the protestors near us if the argument became in the least but personal. Most of the protestors paid no attention to their own speakers; instead, they were too busy telling us why the U.S. is the real terrorist threat.


19 posted on 10/14/2004 3:38:51 PM PDT by FightinRightie (Details of Event)
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To: FightinRightie

Right on. Thanks for the description!


20 posted on 10/14/2004 3:45:51 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: Jet Jaguar; Bonaparte; bstein80

The guy updated the site and added a Media Player Option for those who couldn't get the Quicktime to work.

http://www.keithmilligan.net/view.php?id=271

Hopefully, it'll work now. Enjoy! :)


21 posted on 10/20/2004 8:32:01 PM PDT by FightinRightie (Details of Event)
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To: FightinRightie

Thanks for the MP link, FR! Fascinating viewing. The guy bullying that woman was begging to get clocked, wasn't he?


22 posted on 10/21/2004 12:55:22 AM PDT by Bonaparte (twisting slowly, slowly in the wind...)
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