Skip to comments.Pro-Obamacare man attacks American flag, assaults peaceful demonstrators
Posted on 07/24/2012 11:50:49 AM PDT by concernedAmerican1
Free speech is less free in Arkansas. In fact, volunteers with Tradition Family and Property (TFPLouisiana) were recently attacked in Little Rock during a peaceful rally against Obamacare and its HHS mandate. The incident occurred on July 17.
Man Targets American flag
At the McCain Mall in North Little Rock, a middle-aged man came up from behind the group as they calmly prayed the rosary. First he said, Praise be Mary, giving the impression he was friendly. Next he shouted, Get the hell out of here! and rushed our American flag bearer Elias Bartel, knocking him off his feet with a violent blow. Old Glory fell over, but not completely because the 19-foot flag pole caught a power line on the way down and was quickly recovered and set upright again.
I was pretty shocked The first thing he did was target the American flag. He wanted to throw it on the ground, said Bartel. What he did was beyond disrespect.
The attacker did not stop there. Without pause, he immediately assaulted our second volunteer, Jesus Guerra, who was holding the TFP banner which displays a rampant lion and the motto: Tradition, Family, and Property. As the video clearly shows, our young volunteer was pushed with such violence that he fell backward onto a fire hydrant. The banner also fell.
Im bruised, but not about to give up, Guerra remarked. The attackers behavior reflects the socialist mindset: if they cant win the debate, they bully you. If they cant silence the Church on moral values, they use mandates and intimidation.
As TFPLouisiana member Cesar Franco dialed 911, the assailant smacked the phone out of his hand. Finally, the police arrived and a report was made.
A woman who witnessed the attack approached and asked for a flyer, Confronting Religious Persecution in America. She told Zechariah Long how great she thought TFP volunteers responded to the aggressor.
The 14-member team is currently touring other Southern cities where the reception has been excellent. Their message alerts the public about the persecution being brought against the Catholic Church by the Health and Human Services mandate and points to the root problem: socialism.
Following the example set by Bishop Jenky of Peoria, Illinois, who called upon Saint Michael the Archangel in the fight for the rights of the Church, TFPLouisiana volunteers have placed their tour under his powerful patronage. The attack did not hinder the progress of the TFP caravan. However, it does follow a troubling pattern documented in the video Attacked by Tolerance.
If you are an attorney in the Little Rock, and are willing to represent the TFP volunteers who were attacked, please contact Cesar Franco at firstname.lastname@example.org
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I hope they find him and he’s prosecuted...big time, Assault, hate speech, and whatever the attorney sees fit.
Hopefully he'll get to spend a few weeks in the slammer eating his meals from a bucket.
Another example of why it’s important to have cameras at events like this.
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A few well-publicized beat-downs might cause those Liberal goons to think twice about attacking anyone. Anyone that physically attacks me will be repulsed.
Oh, you mean a Democrat. It’s like the difference between a devout Muslim and an Islamist. There isn’t any.
my comments exactly, as emailed to the group on their site.
Told them it is no wrong to defend yourself. Until thugs like this get a good ass-whoopin it will continue.
I even asked them: If your wife, girlfriend, daughter had been attacked like that would you stand there yelling “aggressor”? I certainly hope not!