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16 protesters arrested at monument
Montgomery Advertiser ^
| August 20, 2003
| Todd Kleffman
Posted on 08/20/2003 7:27:42 PM PDT by petitfour
Sixteen people were arrested in the rotunda of the state Judicial Building Wednesday after refusing to leave while protesting the removal of the Ten Commandments monument.
Also, earlier the eight associate justice of the Alabama Supreme Court failed to approve a proposal to override Chief Justice Roy Moore by moving the monument to a nonpublic area of the Judicial Building.
Patrick Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition said the 16 were charged with trespassing and released on their own recognizance.
As of 6:40 Wednesday evening, three protesters were still in the building.
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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: alabama; roymoore; tencommandments
I hope this isn't a repeat. I did a search and didn't find this particular story. I was wondering if Judge Moore would be overridden by the other judges. He wasn't. At least, not yet.
posted on 08/20/2003 7:27:44 PM PDT
Thanks for the image. We killed our cable, so if it makes the news, we won't see it. Looks like there's a fine Krispy Kreme bid'ness going in Montgomery. And Krystal Hamburgers.
posted on 08/20/2003 7:33:03 PM PDT
Wow, that protester needs a Weight Watchers Program! I almost thought HE was the 2 1/2 ton monument being removed, but it looked to be made out of flab rather than granite.
Maybe he can lose some weight in jail. Sorry, but when the building closes, you've got to get out.
posted on 08/20/2003 7:36:13 PM PDT
Not exactly the thousands I was hoping for. Still, they stand if they stand alone. I salute their courage.
posted on 08/20/2003 7:40:58 PM PDT
They only arrested the ones inside the building. I guess there were more outside.
posted on 08/20/2003 7:41:49 PM PDT
To: hole_n_one; dighton; hellinahandcart; 2sheep
Probably one of the more important news stories going on the the US: no coverage (I flipped around to see how the smear against Christians might be going) in any one of the Big Three's news this evening. Engage blackout. Too embarrassing. Might bring more protesters to the place. They're 'concerned' enough to ignore it; doing their part for Homeland Defense.
On the other hand, a treatment for Parkinson's got big play on at least two of the channels.
posted on 08/20/2003 8:25:50 PM PDT
Fox and Hannity are keeping the story alive!
I have two days off from work tomorrow and I'd love to drive down there (I'm in southern VA) but I just don't have the funds for it. I'd really like to be there with these folks.
To: Thinkin' Gal
Cuff him, Lou!
To: Live free or die
You can still help! Send a hugh check to Coral Ridge Ministries!!!!!!!!
Wished I could have joined them.
Sorry, but when the building closes, you've got to get out.
The building was scheduled to close at 5. It's posted closing time was 5. The security staff (not policemen or state troopers) decided to close the building one hour early.
The people arrested only requested to stay until the posted closing time.
Looks like there's a fine Krispy Kreme bid'ness going in Montgomery. And Krystal Hamburgers.
Mmmmmmm...Krystal! The White Castle of the South. And those greasy litle fries - nirvana!
Darn this doggone diet I'm on....
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