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I just got this in email this morning:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Doug Lyvere (415) 309 -2510 or EaglesUp@Lyvere.com
Red, White and Blue Rolls Over Berkeley
Eagles Up Leads Effort to Show Support for 'Lightning Rod" Marine Office
BERKELEY- Grassroots group Eagles Up will muster Saturday in Berkeley to pushback against the anti-American antics of the City of Berkeley and its anti-military minions, while showing overwhelming support for U.S. Marines.
Hundreds of patriots on motorcycles are expected to roar into town from around the western United States, while other true Americans roll into Berkeley to stand with the bikers at the Marine Recruiting center on Shattuck Avenue.
"We expect a massive crowd to send a message to the city of Berkeley, Code Pink and any other anti-military group that Americans are sick and tired of their hateful, dangerous behavior," said Doug Lyvere, Eagles Up (website: www.EaglesUp.us) organizer.
Melanie Morgan, popular radio personality and chairwoman of Move America Forward (website: www.MoveAmericaForward.org) and Catherine Moy, MAF's executive director, will address the crowd assembled Saturday to show support for the Marine Corps officer selection office that "peace" protesters have attacked. Move America Forward is the nation's largest pro-troop organization and has been on the frontlines against the anti-war crowds harassing our Marines in Berkeley.
"We encourage all American patriots to stand with Eagles Up and the Marines," Morgan said. "I hope to see Move America Forward's supporters at the muster to show our love and support for our troops."
Eagles Up led a march last week in the nation's Capitol to counter demonstrations planned by antiwar groups.
Radical group Code Pink has protested at the Marines office since at least October, when MAF first staged a counter-protest. On January 29th, the Berkeley City Council gave Code Pink a free regular event permit, sound permit and reserved parking for their protests. The City Council also called the Marines "uninvited" "Intruders" and has refused to apologize for the slander.
The mayor has expressed a willingness to extend similar rights to other organizations, but only for recurring protests of the Marine office. Move America Forward's request for similar rights to protest the city council were denied, and EaglesUp is paying for the permits for Saturday's events.
Many patriotic motorcycle groups are expected to attend and stage formal rides to and from the event, which will feature speakers at noon.
WHO: EaglesUp, Patriot Guard, MAF's Melanie Morgan, Catherine Moy, and an assembled crowd
WHAT: A patriotic rally with prominent speakers
WHEN: This Saturday 3/22/08 with a crowd starting to form around 10 a.m. and speakers at noon
WHERE: the Marine officer selection office at 64 Shattuck Square in Berkeley
WHY: to support the Marines and their right to operate in Berkeley
http://www.eaglesup.us - Where there is no offense, there is no effect.
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; they shall walk, and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31)