Skip to comments.Education Secretary DeVos blocked from entering school by protesters
Posted on 02/10/2017 3:24:36 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was invited to a meeting at Jefferson Middle School Academy Friday morning by the Washington, D.C. teachers union. However, when she arrived for the meeting, a handful of protesters took up positions on a narrow stairway and blocked her path. Video of the incident was captured by WJLA reporter Sam Sweeney:
As DeVos turned away from the blocked stairway, a man holding a Black Lives Matter sign ran after her saying, Keep giving money to Senators and buying your way to the position, you should be so proud of yourself. DeVos got back in her car as the same man yelled, Go back! and then Shame! Shame! Shame! As the car tried to pull away, the man ran in front and prevented it from moving. At this point the video cuts off, but the Washington Post reports that DeVos persisted and eventually made it inside for her 10am meeting.
Earlier, Sweeney reported that protesters had blocked an advance vehicle from entering the school by standing in a driveway:
Eventually, D.C. police had to physically move the protesters out of the way to give the vehicle space to enter.
Note that at the beginning of this clip one of the protesters has apparently stuck his foot near the front wheel and is claiming he is being run over. You cant actually see his foot in this clip but its worth noting that police observing say his foot was never under the wheel. Also, similar claims were made during Occupy Wall Street protests in 2011, most famously when a National Lawyers Guild attorney claimed he was run over by a police motor scooter. The man fell on the ground and howled in pain. However, witnesses including news photographers said he faked the incident. A Daily News photographer said, I saw him sticking his legs under the bike to make it appear he was run over. The mans own attorney later claimed the scooter had run over his shoelace.
“Haters gonna hate.” <-— publicschoolspeak
Have her escorted by a couple German Shepards. See how long that lasts.
If local law enforcement won’t start locking these people up? What are you going to do?
The thugs were there and the media was there to record the humiliation. Where was the advance team to clear the way. The DC police will not clear a path anymore for her than they did for those who wanted to attend the inaugural. If you are not going to send an advance team to guarantee a safe and expeditious entrance... don’t freakin’ go.
Old news 2DV.
At least 2 other postings.
Correction yours is the 5th posting.
Sadly, we’re going to see this for at least the next four years.
Too much indoctrination in the public schools.
All from different sources, right?
Yes. Loathe global Communists.
Whatever. She’s still the boss.
And there’s nothing they can do about it. Except maybe get jobs so that they can’t protest day and night.
We’re probably paying them their welfare and SNAP and God knows what else.
Can we deport BLM members too?
So what, GURU???
Democrats - blocking doors to schools since 1963.
I’m sorry. Why aren’t there arrests here?
That’s only the beginning of how low they will go. Let’s hope she doesn’t try the old appeasement approach.
Wow, what a double standard.
No one ever ran after Hillary to accuse her of buying her way into office!!
Betsy’s a piker by comparison to ol’ Hillary...
I said “at least the next four years.” I don’t count the chickens before they’re hatched.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.