Skye blogs at Midnight Blue. For some time she has followed the so-called Peace activists who protest against our troops at a weekly gathering in West Chester, Pennsylvania. She takes pictures and reports on the goings on there, and has helped to organize counter-demonstrations against these anti-American Moonbats (sorry, Van Helsing, but the name fits!) As Skye posted on the 22nd:
A beautiful day for a rally that turned ugly when a peace protester crossed the line from ugly remarks to violence.
Snarky retorts, name calling and mis characterizations by the CCPM are common place events in my 7 month documentary of this rally. Yesterday crossed the line, when I was struck twice by a peace protester. I can deal with all the above, but will NOT tolerate any form of violence against my person. I am consulting legal advice on this matter.
She emailed her story to Melanie Morgan, reporting:
I am saddened to report this:
Saturday around 12:10 PM, a member of the Chester County Peace Movement (CCPM) slapped a woman twice ( that would be me) who was videotaping an exchange between the two opposing groups. Police were called and an officer arrived at 12:15 PM and announced to the crowd that he was conducting an investigation.
The CCPM member was pointed out to police and the officer told the man to come forward and the man refused. The guy was totally uncooperative, belligerent and would not go with the officer. When he shoved the officer, the officer's partner took him to the ground to be handcuffed. The guy continued to resist while on the ground and the peace movement folks surrounded the officers, some as close as a foot or so away.
Photos at the bottom of http://picasaweb.google.com/rgc1946/WestChesterMarch222008 show this quite clearly.
I've prided myself in my professional conduct at this rally and to be struck twice by a 'peace' protester who has been present since the time I began covering this rally is truly disturbing.
Needless to say this tale is raising anger among Americans who actually love this country ( and a lot of bloggers) and believe in the Freedom of Speech. Gayle, at Dragon Lady's Den posted about this and linked to the full story at Marie's Two Cents. Marie has lots of links for your edification. I recommend you follow them and get up-to-date!
There is video and there are pictures, too. And, of course, the 'Peace' activists are lying about what happened and trying to spin it to their advantage. Traitors, Moonbats, and Liars. And they remain as violent as they ever were. 'Peace' to them is a weasel word they use to excuse every violent action they wish to take in their agenda of destroying Liberty and Freedom for Americans and the people of the entire world.
Cowardly Jackass That Slapped Skye: John Meicht
Don't ignore this! These are our enemies, Folks, not just a few misguided neighbors. These are not simply confused Democrats with a disagreement; these are Leftists who will do whatever they feel they must to win. And that means lies, distortions, and violence to get their way. Our enemies within our borders. As Van Helsing so rightly describes them: Moonbats!
Skye! We're with you!