Skip to comments.Nov. 17 Recuiter Center Counter Protest, Silver Spring, MD AFTER ACTION REPORT
Posted on 11/21/2005 6:27:27 PM PST by trooprally
Down in Silver Spring, MD, in front of the local Recruiters Center, Protest Warriors and FReepers joined forces against Student and Youth Coalition and The National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance. Our numbers matched theirs, 27 to 27. Our side included 8 D.C. FReepers, the rest were local Protest Warriors and out-of-towners from all over the country. I believe the out-of-towners were attending a conference at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. where VP Cheney spoke the night before. They arrived by Metro train from NO. Virginia and walked 4 blocks to help support us. Thursday was the coldest night so far this fall (wind chill close to freezing) but we prevailed.
There was "some" shoving and name calling with bull horns. It's a shame that the D.C. FReepers can't use them on Fridays, but being in front of WR, it is impossible. The Protest Warriors out sang, out shouted and just out did the protestors. Nothing they tried was not unanswered by us, but better. The lefties were throughly stymied!! Every thing started at 5 PM and was to end a 7 PM, but the lefties left at 6:45 PM, after taking the American flags from their cardboard coffins, balling them up and throwing them in the back of their cars in disgust because we rained on their parade. (We have it on tape!!. We'll try to get it up on this thread). I have never seen such a disgrace to our Troops and our country.
It was Great when a recruiter came out running and gave Takoma the Army Flag. Takoma gave the flag to the Protest Warriors and they began running all around the lefties with it. Dustin10thmountian took recruitment flyers, given to him by the recuiters, and placed them on some of the antiwar's cars. Too funny. All in all we beat them down. Luke or "Wuke", was talking into a recorder and Takoma made fun of his speech. She talked like Barbara Wawa. He stopped and walked away. Then it was time for the protestors to leave. We followed the protestors when they were leaving, taunting them for about half a block, singing "NA NA NA NA, HA HA HA, Gooood Bye" (Hope you get the song). They left with their tails between their legs. It was LOL funny to watch.
And don't forget the Protest Warrior's 7 foot, bright yellow chicken!!!! He had a sign taped to him saying "Chickens for Peace".
Takoma was her gracious self and brought Coffee and Hot Chocolate. Boy, everyone was grateful for that. It was a good night even with all the wind and cold ripping right through you.
Takoma also found the lefties web site. It is funny to read their version of our harassment, for a minute. <->http://peacecenter.blogspot.com<->
D.C. Freepers in attendance: [Mr & Mrs] Trooprally, tgslTakoma, son of tgalTakoma, iraqikurd, dustin10thmountain, Oscar from Walter Reed, and a WR FReeper with an Army shirt, hope she indentifies herself.
The D.C. FReepers want to Thank Thunder90 and the Protest Warriors for alerting us of their counter protest and providing us with a good time. You are definitely a bunch of take no prisoners, confrontational group. Our hats are off to you all!
Here are some of the Pictures below:
TgslTakoma took this Pictures: <->http://community.webshots.com/album/508903389xTCedd<->
Mr Trooprally took these Pictures: <->http://community.webshots.com/user/kingsly13<->
D**M, my links didn't come through. Sorry
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TgslTakoma took this Pictures:
Mr Trooprally took these Pictures:
GREAT WORK! Loved the chicken costume.
Great Job again guys!
I can't wait to be back in the field with everyone!
Great work! ;) Keep us posted on further exploits!
Wish I could have been there.
Excellent report and pics!
Who had the "Nuke the Moon" sign? Musta been an IMAO fan!
the washington peace center is looking for nominations for the person who has done the most to bring peace to the world this past year... i think GWBush has done a tremendous job in bringing world peace to the middle east...
i wonder if they will even read the nominations.
Me too!!! Great job all!
Your right about nominating GWB, but like the U.N., nothing to help the real peacekeepers.
Whaddaya mean you won't be there Friday? You'll have a house full of people to add to the ranks.
What are you doing up??? Our excuse is that we are getting ready to leave. In fact we are behind schedule. We'll be down at Camp Lejeune/Cherry Point visiting family. Talk to you later today.
I must have remembered wrong - I thought you were doing Thanksgiving at home with the whole gang.
Have a safe trip and a Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanks for the report. Nothing worse than ruining someone's protest on a cold night. Well done to the three groups
I looked through all the pics but I didn't see the "How about rooting for us for a change..." sign. Where's it at?
They were great - full of energy, good humor and some hard-hitting commentary and chants that often left the hate-America group speechless. I had to think, as I watched the kids on our side at work, that some of these guys and gals will be running our country in not too many years; and we'll be in good hands, when they are leaders.
My son took some fantastic video footage; I just have to figure out how to edit it down to clip-size and find a way to host it somewhere. Some of what he filmed will outrage those of us who love our country.
I'll add more thoughts later... on the road today...
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