What Part of “Right to Assemble” Don’t You Understand?
NC Indymedia reports on an encounter between peaceful protesters and police. An excerpt:
“Why can we not proceed on this open public street that you are allowing others to travel?”
“I was instructed to stop you from going past this point.”
“I understand that those are your instructions, but may I as a citizen of the United States and this city ask why I am being stopped?”
“We are under orders to protect the president.”
“We are no threat to the president. We wish him no physical harm. If you want to check us for weapons you are welcome to. We want to express ourselves to the president. Do you object to what we have to say?”