Protesters Attempt To Block Palin Motorcade

Submitted by: KikiPeepers 8 years ago in

Protesters from a group called "Democracy Direct" block Sarah Palin"s motorcade in Grand Junction, Colorado.
There are 100 comments:
Female 24
"Congratulations "Democracy Direct", you just convinced me to vote McCain/Palin."

your letting a small group of extremist people influence your vote? they had nothing to do with the presidential candidates... **sigh**

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Female 24
this kinda makes me sad
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Male 77
the right to peaceful assembly means you dont try to block a car with your group. welcome to jail and probation.
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Male 77
more proof that the democrats are violent, and want anarchy.
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Female 475
lol, i think you take my use of the word `attack` too seriously, splurby. its just from what ive seen, and from my personal experience, that no matter the situation, they just seem to jump on you.

its like, hey! how bout simply just escorting them out of the way? no? ooooooookay then. lets just grab on and force them...


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Male 2,553
War is Peace
freedom is slavery
ignorance is strength
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Male 81
The fact that they weren`t shot is astounding!

I really don`t support Palin, but this is NOT the way to go about protesting. Making the whole world think that liberals/democrats are idiots is not helping your cause...

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Male 2,796
Apple 18: Are you for real?? I mean for real-reals????

Wow... it realy is true that "perception is reality". In this case Apple 18`s perception is that the Police actually "Attacked" the protesters.

I am seriously not trying to bash you, I am simply in shock at how you can perceive them to be on the "attack". Your reasoning of these events falls short of practical and reasonable.

I urge you for the sake of my sanity and perhaps yours, to take a good look and try to use some objectivity when watching the video.

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Male 2
Get a clue people. The police would have done this if was Obama and I would fully support them if they did. . You don`t block the road of the president, Vice President , or anyone running for those offices. IT puts undue burden on secert service. They don`t know the intentions of the people in that area and can not take the chance that there might be some crazy f^&k there. Ther is no time to be nice and gentle in situations like this.
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Female 1,496
Liberals are so drating stupid.
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Male 76
Idiots running in the road to block cars? yea they need to see a psych. They think they are protesting but they are just looking for jail time.
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Female 475
jesus h christ. so what if they wanted to protest in the middle of the road? i dont think that the police should attack them for it. am i the only one who thinks that was a bit..much?
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Male 11
haha they arent called the democracy direct
they are the grand junction underground action allience
wanna know whos lovely voice that is with the camera thats yelling?
i knew whos it was the moment i heard it
this is their myspace
http://www.myspace.com/gjuaa
go to the picture albums and go to "my photos" and the brown kid with the no war sign is the dude with the camera yelling
honestly these kids in no way represent us at all
to me they are a small group of kids with nothing better to do than create scenarios for attention.
not even exadurating haha
anyways my job here is done

oh yea
palin is an idiot
that is all

p.p.s
i have no problem with mccain but that idiot palin just kinda ruins it, if you say otherwise you are probably some horny dude with h

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Male 60
thats very punk rock.
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Male 70
Congratulations "Democracy Direct", you just convinced me to vote McCain/Palin.
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Male 544
What arses..... Really though. People are getting WAY too touchy over this election. Sure, it`s exciting and stuff, but really now.

Some peeps oughta cool the engines.

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Male 8,302
> airsofter1
> socialism is bad right?

The trouble with politics is its too easy to make up labels like "democracy" and "socialism" to describe societies. If one of the Founding Fathers were to come forward in time and see the USA today, he would consider it a Socialist State because of the all-pervasive government involvement in almost every level of daily life. Its entirely possible for people to live in a dictatorship or communist state while still believing they are living in a democracy. The question of just *how far* your country has deviated from *real* democracy is one for each individual to answer for themselves, but *most* democracies today are very close to Lenin`s "perfect state", so its not an easy call.

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Female 134
my parents were there, and the stupid college kids from the local college did this. the were so stupid, and they were probably high. the college over there sucks, and i would never go there. the western slope of colorado isn`t really that bad.
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Female 917
Seriously, there are other ways to protest. Don`t go blocking the streets holding up signs..
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Male 1,766
i just wish they could spend a day in a real police state.
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Male 2,076
rofl @ groogle
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Male 308
What the f"k ElDavo did you even listen to the video? the said AND I QUOTE! "Is this a free state? Or a police state?" they say similer things, Complaining about it being a *****POLICE STATE*****
Actually look at the video and watch and listen, like your mom told you to when you where a kid :)

on topic, good job guys i do think it was alittle bit of police brutality but also, dont stand in the middle of the rode guys! silly mc nuffle wuffles.


wait what?

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Male 33
these protesters are retarded he said are we in a police state or a free state when the protesters were breaking the law which is they can protest all they want but they cannot interrupt the freedom of others. They were blocking the use of a public road therefor they are not following the constitution. besides that f**K sarah palin :D
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Male 196
Palin can barely put together a sentence or answer a question. Do you really think she knows how to give someone the bird. She couldn`t even answer a question from a 3rd grader about the position in office she is running for. She is the retard. That city must not have been American enough for her.
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Male 27
well said ElDavo. Oh that pesky logic...
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Male 1,089
ok groogle. because your from canida you know far more about the U.S. elections in your socialist government than we do. and @ zerocyde, were atleast in agreement here on IAB that socialism is bad right?
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Male 1,089
ya um they all failed at life. y do you think the police guys r there. to stop people from getting in the way. if people get in the way they have every right to tackle them. its like crossing a police line. btw police brutality my ass u got tackled when you could`ve started a car wreck and killed somebody.
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Male 248
I was laughing so hard when the police calmly walked away saying "Thank You" leaving the pissed off guy with the camera looking like a complete idiot.
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Male 2,148
Let me elaborate because I`m not sure I explained it correctly:
In America, the system is created for the general population to decide the "best" candidate. While they argued about the fact that this is America so they should be allowed to protest, they tried to inhibit the system`s ability to function by stopping Palin from campaigning for a public office that she is on the ticket as a population-selected candidate.
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Male 2,148
They were complaining about it being a "free state" not a "police state," but at the same time they were attempting to hinder the McCain/Palin campaign using numbers and a somewhat peaceful form of force. Typical Democratic flip-flopping...
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Male 132
"Hell yes! It may be sloppily done, but at least it`s something."

i agree

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Male 185
ok to the guy whos shouting its a free state in the video. It may be but you still cant stand in the middle of the streets and block a damn road!
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Male 510
Um, hell no. I`m no supporter of the Mccain/Palin ticket, but that`s not how you protest. Being huge douchebags and blocking traffic should and thankfully does get you arrested.
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Male 62
Hell yes! It may be sloppily done, but at least it`s something.
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Male 2,172
Just a bunch of dumb tard probably payed by the McCain campain to stain the Obama campain with doucheness.

I have noticed this trend is becoming way more popular then it needs to be. Douche comming from all over the united states to show support for Obama or to heckle the McCain campain in such innapropriate way that it may actually look bad for Obama.

John McCain should just give up already. The Republicans have lost. I`m canadian, I know what i`m talking about.

Oh snap!

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Male 614
mmm arbys
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Male 45
HAHAHAHA.
I live in Grand Junction.
Believe me when i say that those morons certainly do NOT represent us.
Something from this small town actually makes news, and its embarrassing.
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Male 36
Wow, they are such amazing idiots, they call this a Police State? I do wish they were taken in the middle of the night to be shown what a police state actually is.
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Male 42
i believe some police brutality is needed..
haha jk guys...stupid extremists
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Male 375
They sound like a bunch of idiots.
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Male 118
Also if Palin had flipped them off that would have been EPIC
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Male 118
ROFL "they`re on the other side!"

so this protest was in America, right?

Unless the protesters were all British or Irish, they probably should have realized what direction that traffic moved in...

On another note those are some pretty badass policemen...

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Male 3,255
@Bassguy

rofl, what`s it like to not have a clue?

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Male 274
For some strange reason I don`t think the people that made this video like Palin that much ;-)
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Male 23
Idiot socialist kids.
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Male 756
Dumbas*es. The only thing that would have made the police beat down better is some tear gas.

Palin should have leaned out the window and flipped them off. That would have been priceless.

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Male 180
more reasons why democrats are immature non-nice individuals.
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Male 26
Police state? Police brutality? These idiots have no idea of the meaning of those words.
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Male 254
SERVES THEM RIGHT!!!!
this aint the 60`s...stop trying to be on the cover of time magazine and get a life!!!
i hope they all got arrested...including the cameraman!!!
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Male 3,301
I dont believe in calling it "police brutality". I call it "Justice."
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Male 176
Screw Palin. Puck the bitch.
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Male 355
Umm Now i really want some Arbys
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Male 759
"This is a police state!" hahaha, go live in Russia, China, India, Pakistan, anywhere else. You wouldn`t even be allowed to "protest" from your home. Obstructing traffic is against the law, crossing the street without it being clear first is against the law. Freedom of speech doesn`t allow you to break laws.
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Male 1,685
what a bunch of fucing retards. did they really think acting like that would change anything? idiots.
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Female 4,376
Okay...I`m Liberal and even I think this is kinda crazy.
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Male 446
protesters always cry "POLICE BRUTALITY" as soon as any cop is involved in any way
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Male 882
drating hippies.
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Female 165
... No one went splat? Hmph, well this was a bloody waste of my time.
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Male 240
THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING!...... a bunch of children [democrats] do stupid crap... again.
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Female 728
It`s worse than just disturbing the peace, they were interfering in the constitutional rights of others. They were trying to prevent freedom of expression and assembly.
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Male 17,512
They Got Owned!

No police brutality there, They just shoved them out of the way. Asking Hippies to be nice is like asking a dog not to lick his balls.

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Male 2,593
Democracy Direct on the dumb ass list. Check.
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Male 2,796
These protesters should try to stop traffic in a more useful manner. For instance: In a warzone there are certain areas where bullets travel if you pay attention. They should all get together and try to stop the flow of bullets and other projectiles by standing in fron tof them. This way they would saving lives both of our enemies and our own soldiers. At least they would be helping somebody somewhere. LazyMe484... you mind heading that up? Thnx
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Male 392
Idiots. The police are doing things properly. If they were just protesting, that would be ok. But standing in the middle of the road is called DISTURBING THE PEACE. God. Idiots...
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Female 313
wtf These people are retarded. Real protesters do it peacefully. The camera guy was a douche and needs his arse kicked.

"Hey Real Protester People! See what we did? You think we`re cool now, right?"

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Male 740
the protesters reminded me of the students here who protested against the war in iraq...

in upstate new york...

350 miles away from washington dc...

and they marched on the street holding up traffic. then they got to some mall complex and started a fight with the cops (on video) and they started yelling "SHAME ON YOU! SHAME ON YOU!" when the cops arrested him, and "LET HIM GO!"

they protested the war AT the police. stupid people

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Male 5,620
Isn`t it funny that people don`t read and comprehend what others write?
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Male 88
starrstreet, Here`s what she wrote.

"i think is healthy tbh, being able to express you opinio in a way that you know will get you noticed.. but without causing harm to anyone, those types of protests are good for people..."

The way I interpreted that was that she believed that although this protest may have been wrong, stunts similar to this that get you media coverage and attention (or even a post on IAB.com) are perfectly healthy.

I disagreed with her on this and that`s why I posted, but I`m glad we both agree that this video and the people in it are idiots.

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Female 329
I think the cops did a good job here.
I love that the officer stopping the camera man said thank you as he left.
those protesters were idiots. it makes me cringe because i actually am not against protesting.
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Male 712
Alice, Any protestors who interrupt something they shouldn`t, stand in front of something that they know needs to be moved. If people want to stand at the bottom steps of a courthouse by all means, Freedom of speech. But doing something they know will get their ass kicked while people record it to make seem like this country is a "police state" is utter crap.
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Female 400
Condor, I think alice expressed that she did think this went too far so I don`t know why you are arguing with her?
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Male 9,305
Freedom of Speech is the right to express your opinion of something without getting slapped with a fine or hurled in jail for it.

Not the right to be an non-nice individual or an idiot. Many confuse this.

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Male 88
alice_x, there`s nothing healthy about doing something that looks like an assassination attempt, unless you consider a bullet in the chest healthy.

There are limits to freedom of expression, they have NEVER included denying someone else`s freedoms, like the freedom to travel freely. They could have protested at a close by spot and called their local media, it would have made the news.

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Female 400
Also, I hope no one here these bunch of morons represent all democrats and liberals.
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Female 400
I hate Palin and all but this was fcking pointless.
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Male 88
Yes they usually did, go to a university or a college though and there`s plenty here who would have cheered them on. That`s my whole point, just how much liberalism, the idea that everyone has an equal opinion and we must respect that has been warmed and twisted into, "we`re right and you`re wrong, do it our way or pay" which is Fascism.
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Female 5,139
"Wednesday, October 22, 2008 8:12:17 AM
They blocked of a fu*king motorcade. Who`s to say it wasnt a plot for an assasanation? Motorcades are not supposed to stop. The cops had every right to force the idots off the streets. Ugh protestors make me sick."

All protestors? cos some of them just get their point across, and dont do poo like this... (getting in the way of a motorcade).
Which i think is healthy tbh, being able to express you opinio in a way that you know will get you noticed.. but without causing harm to anyone, those types of protests are good for people...
writing letters to the government just doesnt work.
but this went too far.

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Male 14,331
@Condor335

Ahh got confused there fascists were usually alot more violent they also had more then 10 ppl though.

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Male 9,305
...I want to move to Canada. Really. I`m...so tired of seeing this.
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Male 712
They blocked of a fu*king motorcade. Who`s to say it wasnt a plot for an assasanation? Motorcades are not supposed to stop. The cops had every right to force the idots off the streets. Ugh protestors make me sick.
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Male 174
And all this time I`ve considered myself Libertarian due to (among other things) not wanting to live in "a police state," but if it only involves having potentially violent extremists temporarily detained in order to ensure the safety of otherwise innocents then I may have to rethink my position.
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Male 14,331
"Why are people standing up in the name of "democracy" embracing such fascist tactics?"

Umm I`m pretty sure there was never a time when you could legally obstruct traffic without permission from the town.

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Male 88
McGovern1981, my comments were directed at the protestors.
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Male 5,620
They mentioned free state. I think it is funny that they mention this, and are completely against the republican candidate, does the definition of free state include anarchy? or perhaps they only want a democrat to be a candidate.. either way they impede the freedom of others.
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Male 10,440
Meh... protests are useless, they accomplish nothing.

Yet mabie if they had more people they`d get her to stop, and they`d rush the van and take her out once and for all.

There were only like 2 cops there.

Republicans are still morons though. All of them. There`s no doubt about it.

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Female 688
How many people were there protesting, around 10 people. How pathetic.

That video makes me even more proud of the fact that I`m a republican.

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Male 12,138
Swear filter FTW!
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Female 5,139
VVVV hehe..molotov roostertail
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Male 817
"POLICE BRUTALITY, POLICE BRUTALITY!!! This is what a police state looks like!!!"

No, this is what it looks like when you impede traffic and cause harm to others. Those cops don`t know what you`re up to. They don`t know if you have a hand gun or a molotov roostertail, and you`re about to stop a vice presidential candidates motorcade???? What`d you expect to happen, morons? The police were just assigned to get said person from point A. to point B., they don`t give a poo who it is or what your opinions are on the matter. They just have a job to do like anybody else, and they`re going to do it.

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Male 12,138
I`m as über-liberal as they come, can`t stand Palin, and if I were American I`d be hardcore Democrat... and yet I have to say these dicks deserved a beating.
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Male 633
wow they run out into a street in front of moving police cars in a motorcade and they scream police brutality the second someone tries to interfere.
good job kids....
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Male 88
Why are people standing up in the name of "democracy" embracing such fascist tactics? Apparently there is only one correct choice on the ballot in November and you better pick the one they support.....or else.

Where did our liberals go and who are these nazi wannabe`s who replaced them?

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Female 5,139
But i guess thats freedom of speech for you..
and even though they are being complete arseholes..in a way you should be glad that they can be, without getting shot.

If that makes sense...not that i agree with what they were saying or doing.

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Male 13
Wow these guys really come off as dicks here - especially the camera dude. Wonder how quick quick that camera would go down his face in an actual police state. Still though this poo is gonna happen when you try to prevent legitimate protest and to move it away from the relevent events.
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Male 325
this is why socity is falling apart
people like the d*ck with the camera and his friends are making it harder for the police the people who try to protect you and other people who may be attacked from harm
the police acted rightly in not hurting anyone or paying any attation to the guy with the camera or his friends
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Female 5,139
Id be so intimidated if i was there... the police terrify me, i can`t believe he was yelling at them..
i couldn`t understand half of what the kid was saying, but still.. this is just disrespecful and ridiculous.
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Female 2,258
Idiots. Yes, the whole world is watching.. you guys be douchebags.
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Female 15,763
Police brutality? Get out of the f*cking street, moron.

There`s pushing the envelope of democracy, and then there`s just shredding the damn envelope to shreds.

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Male 20,827
sigh. so many face/palm moments here.

democracy direct need to take a course in `protesting 101.`

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Female 2,244
Link: Protesters Attempt To Block Palin Motorcade [Rate Link] - Protesters from a group called `Democracy Direct` block Sarah Palin`s motorcade in Grand Junction, Colorado.
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