A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition held an anti-war, anti-Bush, anti-capitalism, anti-pick one march in Washington, D.C. yesterday.
Gathering of Eagles held a counter protest.
Photos of the affair are below the fold.
Update: Welcome, brother/sister Morons. Look around and tell me what you think…
I got to the GOE meeting place on The Mall at 7th Street about 8:30 am. Everything was still getting set up.
While that group was getting ramped up I figured I’d wander into the fever swamps in Lafeyette Square, across from the White House to see how the other half prepares.
I’m amazed at what goes onto their signs.
Gee, they’re so proud.
And for the best in crazy:
Met a couple of guys from Pennsylvania, Wayne (L) and Wade.
They were having fun striking up conversations with the hippies.
We heard a commotion in the crowd and who should come marching though?
Why, it’s the GW University College Republicans. Good job, kids.
Headed back down to the Mall and found that a good sized crowd had formed.
It soon became time to move to the parade route. Pro-soldier people lined Pennsylvania Avenue from 10th St. to about 7th St.
And here they came. About two hours late. Punctual? Nah.
Some on-their-toes GOEs jumped out in front. Heh.
And they looked like this:
A side note on the Code Pink gals; I heard them speechifying earlier in the day and they sound really pissed-off at Nancy Pelosi.
Some discussion went on between the two sides. I doubt much changed.
On to the Capitol.
The fine Capitol Police force were loaded for bear and did a good job keeping these ne’er do wells off of our front steps.
Here’s the “Die-in.” That’s never been done before.
Soon the arrests began.
And, of course, you can’t get into Gov’t buildings without having your bags checked; so, queue up.
Finally! A puppet.
Here’s a fellow getting hauled off after someone set a fire on the lawn. A definite no-no.
I stuck around until six o’clock or so. The local Fox News reported 189 arrested.
“So, Junior. What did you do this weekend?”
“I got arrested, Mom! It was sooo KEWL!!”
They’re like children.
Even the old ones.