Skip to comments.Secret Service shuts down ‘Fire Holder’ protest outside White House
Posted on 07/02/2012 10:32:51 AM PDT by Nachum
WASHINGTON Secret Service agents shut down a protest outside the White House on Monday where about 30 young protesters demanded President Barack Obama fire Attorney General Eric Holder.
Agents on scene claimed a backpack abandoned on a sidewalk was a suspicious package, closing the Pennsylvania Avenue pedestrian mall in front of the White House, and the adjoining Lafayette Park, from protesters and tourists. All pedestrian traffic, including media, was forced to retreat to side streets.
Officers roped the streets off with bright yellow crime scene tape and brought in bomb-sniffing K-9 dogs.
After waiting on the sidewalk behind the police line for about half an hour, a middle-aged woman came forward to claim the backpack, telling agents that she had put her small bag on the ground so she could take a photograph with her family. She declined to be interviewed.
The protesters had a National Park Service protest permit from 10 a.m. to noon. Agents began clearing the crowd at 10:43 a.m., giving little information to protesters and tourists as they forced them out of the area.
Organizer Oliver Darcy told The Daily Caller that he didnt believe the protests premature end was an accident. Darcy noted that he and others were demanding the president fire his attorney general over a scandal the White House doesnt want to talk about.
To me, it seems like a bit of an overreaction to evacuate the entire like I dont know. Was the White House evacuated? Darcy said.
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Wow... Barney Fifes except with more bullets...
Just saw the video.Quite strange that a good looking bike with a neat little saddle bag should mysteriously appear where it did and when it did.I’ll bet that Osama Obama and his Attorney Corporal built five layers of deniability into *this* little caper so there’ll be no need to analyze anything or dust the bike or the bag for prints.
They have the authority under the Reichstagsbrandverordnung.
well it seems the right thing to do is plan a bigger and longer protest and see if it gets shut down again- again and again...this is a challenge.
is it against the law to leave your packages unattended? if 100 people go every day and leave packages unattended what will SS do?
If they can do it in a location where the "shutdown perimeter" blocks access to the white hut, it will be MOST effective.
The right to peaceable assembly and redress of grievances is overridden by abandoned packages.