Skip to comments.Officers won't let protesters cross bridge Traffic snarled as 10 CodePink members are arrested
Posted on 01/02/2007 6:55:43 PM PST by Ellesu
Traffic snarled as 10 CodePink members are arrested during vigil for slain GIs -- all bikes and pedestrians barred for hours
Police took 10 war protesters into custody Monday at the Golden Gate Bridge after a three-hour standoff that backed up New Year's Day traffic and frayed tempers of tourists and bicyclists hoping for a jaunt across the span.
The confrontation began at noon when about a dozen members of the women's peace organization CodePink prepared to walk across the bridge as a vigil to remember the 3,000 U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq.
Officers from the California Highway Patrol, the Golden Gate Bridge District and the San Francisco Police Department barred their way and also refused to let tourists onto the span.
The protesters eventually decided to cross a police line and were taken into custody. Bicyclists began crossing the west side of bridge again by 3 p.m., but foot traffic on the east side of the bridge remained off limits after the protesters dispersed.
Among those detained was CodePink co-founder and prominent San Francisco peace activist Medea Benjamin.
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It dawned on me during an intolerable company Christmas party that there's really no difference between protesters and the obnoxious office drunk.
What's your name? What's your quest? What's your favorite color?
Wow. She could export her ugly and retire.
KGO news director Kevin Keeshan called the scuffle an illegal assault by a police officer and said the station intended to file a report with the Highway Patrol.
Why is a camera man scuffling with a police officer in the first place. And why did KGO send a camera man to cover a wow! 10 person protest unless they were expecting some bigger "news" to occur?
She wouldn't be a beauty, but she is truly much more ugly by how she has made herself so miserable. You can see it in the expression. It's sad someone wastes their life like this.
They need to change their name from code pink to code ugly
WoW! and I thought Cindy Sheehan held the mantle of "fugliest freek"
Then I realized that would be unfair to the local sharks.
Hmmm...great news, and just in time: new DNA experiments may make Mad Cow Disease a thing of the past. Film at 11...
KGO was probably on the scene as a matter of course covering the traffic going across the bridge (especially since it was New Years Day made it even more news worthy). There was no mention of a time honored tradition or organized even that takes place on that day (as occurs in Michigan across the Mackinac Bridge on Labor Day).
"Well, in other news you take you to the Golden Gate Bridge, with our man-in-the-stree-report of what's happening there. So Randy, what can you tell us about the situation at the Golden Gate Bridge?"
"Well, not much Kevin, but that doesn't mean that anything won't happen very soon."
"How long have you been at the Golden Gate Bridge?"
"Kevin, I've been here for 14 months, three weeks, two days and 19 hours."
"O.k., Randy, keep us informed on any breaking developments there, o.k."
"Right, Kevin, will do. This is Randy Davis, reporting live from the Golden Gate Bridge. Back to you Kevin."
"And there you have it, nothing is happening, nor has happened, but may happen at any time. Stay tuned for any breaking developments on this story."
Or prehaps, KGO probably sent a camera crew on scene in response to receipt of a communiqué notifying them of news worthy event that would be occuring there. I wonder why a communiqué or traditional event wasn't mentioned in the report?
damm she should be forced to wear a iron mask
Police took 10 war protesters into custody Monday at the Golden Gate Bridge
Why bother taking these idiots into custody?? Throw them off the bridge and save the taxpayers money. I'm sure there were hundreds of people, in vehicles and walking, that would have helped the police throw them over the rail.
What's up with the Medea Benjemin (sp) Code Pink lady, and the Wage Peace guy holding a bottle of liquor to her breast?
They all look really confused (maybe stoned) to me.
They must be missing a few Chromosomes or something. What a mess.
"...It dawned on me during an intolerable company Christmas party that there's really no difference between protesters and the obnoxious office drunk..."
Randog, in that statement there has to be a very interesting experience that you must share with all of us.
It appears that cameraman Davis was in the police officer's *space*....Possibly obstructing a police officer that is enforcing the law, heh?