Police Arrest 10 Tea Partiers Outside Pelosi Office

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Thursday, November 05, 2009 at 4:47 pm

TPMDC’s Christina Bellantoni reports on a wild scene over at the Cannon House Office Building, following Rep. Michele Bachmann’s (R-Minn.) anti-health care reform Tea Party on the Capitol steps, after which attendees were encouraged to storm congressional offices and confront representatives.

U.S. Capitol Police arrested 10 people this afternoon after the Capitol Hill Tea Party crowd stormed Congressional office buildings.

Sgt. Kimberly Schneider, public information office for the Capitol Police, told TPMDC the arrests happened in the Cannon House building as tea partiers attempted to protest Speaker Nancy Pelosi about health care.

They were charged with unlawful entry (entering a Congressional office and refusing to leave when told to do so) and/or disorderly conduct (yelling in the hallway outside an office) at Room 235 in the Cannon House Office Building.

Room 235 is Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office for district business, not where she conducts her duties as Speaker. That’s handled at an office in the Capitol building.

Also of note, Tea Partiers apparently view themselves as the vanguard of a modern civil rights movement.

[P]rotesters in the crowd watching the arrests were furious. They shouted “Let them go!” and one man yelled at the police that “Martin Luther King” was being dishonored and shouted “Letter from Birmingham Jail!”

I guess Nancy Pelosi would be Bull Connor in this analogy.

Comments

10 Comments

bostondreams
Comment posted November 5, 2009 @ 5:13 pm

So..these geniuses were not even in the right place? Incredible.


strangely_enough
Comment posted November 5, 2009 @ 5:30 pm

Did anyone not foresee this happening?


republicanstupidity
Comment posted November 5, 2009 @ 6:53 pm

Stupid people you have to laugh at ignorance


Snead
Comment posted November 5, 2009 @ 7:57 pm

Glenn Beck has been promoting this civil rights comparison, telling his audience to brace themselves for the “dogs” and “water hoses”. Does he understand the power he holds over his delusional audience?


buddy
Comment posted November 5, 2009 @ 8:26 pm

Too bad these people are fighting against the very bill that may help them and their family and friends. Too bad that they have been lied to by certain fringe far right politicians and pundits. May we see less of this craziness , and less of the corporate propaganda which is behind it.


trippin
Comment posted November 5, 2009 @ 11:28 pm

With the election of Barack Hussein Obama, we can no longer deny it.

White America is staring in the face of America's future and we are paralyzed with fear because that face is no longer white.

And the political leaders who manipulate the basest instincts of the culturally ignorant throw gasoline on the fire, as a misinformed and distracted populace is to the advantage of their constituents, namely, the health insurance lobby, the pharmaceutical barons, the bankers, the oil tycoons, and the military contractors.


republicanstupidity
Comment posted November 5, 2009 @ 11:53 pm

Stupid people you have to laugh at ignorance


Snead
Comment posted November 6, 2009 @ 12:57 am

Glenn Beck has been promoting this civil rights comparison, telling his audience to brace themselves for the “dogs” and “water hoses”. Does he understand the power he holds over his delusional audience?


buddy
Comment posted November 6, 2009 @ 1:26 am

Too bad these people are fighting against the very bill that may help them and their family and friends. Too bad that they have been lied to by certain fringe far right politicians and pundits. May we see less of this craziness , and less of the corporate propaganda which is behind it.


trippin
Comment posted November 6, 2009 @ 4:28 am

With the election of Barack Hussein Obama, we can no longer deny it.

White America is staring in the face of America's future and we are paralyzed with fear because that face is no longer white.

And the political leaders who manipulate the basest instincts of the culturally ignorant throw gasoline on the fire, as a misinformed and distracted populace is to the advantage of their constituents, namely, the health insurance lobby, the pharmaceutical barons, the bankers, the oil tycoons, and the military contractors.


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