Skip to comments.Washington's Air & Space museum shut after protesters storm in (off-shoot protest targets drones)
Posted on 10/08/2011 10:38:32 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Washington's National Air and Space Museum was closed Saturday afternoon after sign-wielding demonstrators tried to storm the building on the National Mall.
At least one person was pepper sprayed when the crowd pinned a guard against a wall and another guard came to his rescue, Smithsonian spokesperson Linda St. Thomas told NBC station WRC.
"You cannot bring that stuff in the museum under any circumstances," St. Thomas told WRC.
Protesters included people from the October 2011 Stop the Machine group and Occupy D.C., an offshoot of the larger Occupy Wall Street movement in New York.
......Ann Wilcox, a lawyer working with Stop the Machine, said a 19-year-old woman from Madison, Wisc., was arrested by police. She paid a fine and was released later Saturday. Wilcox said the protesters went to the Air and Space museum to demonstrate against a military drone exhibit.
......There were no plans to set up a 24-hour camp in Washington Square Park similar to the one that has operated for three weeks in Lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park.
The protesters living in Zuccotti Park have built a full-service demonstration staging zone, complete with hot food, health care, a digital counter registering supporters, and a solar energy truck to help supply power to electronics.
First-year medical resident Jay Kang arrived Friday to serve as a health care volunteer. PhotoBlog: Who is Occupy Wall Street?
"The greed that is prevailing on Wall Street is causing a lot of problems in society today," Kang said.
"That is why I am here to support the protesters."
Occupy Wall Street set up in Zuccotti Park last month with dozens of demonstrators. Since then, thousands more including various unions such as the Transport Workers Union and the United Federation of Teachers have joined the movement.
In other affiliated protests Saturday:....
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If I was doing the picking, it would be pretty obvious.
No explanation needed
Mission control for just about everything. Those guys are the best.
Boeing Air and Space Museum
Drive around Boeing Field someday and stare at the AWACS parked there. Or drive in front of what used to be corporate headquarters and see some kind of missile sitting horizontal-like and it’s obvious. Boeing is the worldwide (not just American) leader in aerospace and designed a ton of systems on the shuttle.
Washington, DC. Specifically, the Smithsonian Institute.
Again, no explanation needed. If I had about another 4 lifetimes, I would someday go back to the Smithsonian.
Probably too late.
I drove around it last April
I agree 100%. It’s a travesty that Houston was denied. Next to Canaveral who has been more closely identified with our space program? How many times have we heard over the years, “Houston, we have a problem.”
I used to live near Sea-Tac airport and took the bus to work in downtown Seattle. Bus went right up highway 99 in front of Boeing.
Lots of Asian tourists coming in to Sea-Tac, and many took the bus downtown. I think in that time I saw about 10,000 Minoltas getting burned up when we passed the airport, well, you know the myth about Japanese and cameras, well, guess what!
It ain’t no myth.
And they weren’t taking pictures of bushes and Koi fish.
High tech. Some of it ultra-high-tech.
I understand. I work for a low-key company with 120,000 employees. We have a major arm in Victoria. :^)
BTW most of my family is all around Wash. St.
I sadly disagree with you. The MAJORITY of people in America now are “GIMMES” and “Envious Ignoramouses”....AND GODLESS.
Oh, and someone should tell these would-be Marxists that they can't legitimately stage a revolution of the workers, because most of them don't actually work.
****Ann Wilcox, a lawyer working with Stop the Machine, said a 19-year-old woman from Madison,****
When the WORKERS revolted ad destroyed the machines, the people in the upper city lit lanterns and partied on. the lower city where the workers lived and worked, was flooded and destroyed, because the workers had destroyed the machine,
Revolutionaries of Heroic DC Commune Storm Smithsonian
Initially Repulsed by Chemical Weapons
Thank you for posting that link.
Oh, the old will not yield without a colossal stink. But their power is fading and larger America is growing more and more sensible as the need is forced upon it by hard times.
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This is written like grass roots, but believe me it’s astroturf.
Have any of these nuts thought of the “you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar” angle anyhow? If corporations will sponsor NASCAR racers, why not have, say, Procter & Gamble food banks, or Bank of America homeless shelters? With a sizable tax benefit for doing so? The companies get the good publicity, the impoverished get the benefits, less money is wasted by having to pass first through government hands, and everyone should be happier.
I disagree. Too many groups ready to make ONE big one.