The Hill reports on a disgusting incident that happened at the anti-Iraq war protests this past weekend:
Anti-war protesters were allowed to spray paint on part of the west front steps of the United States Capitol building after police were ordered to break their security line by their leadership, two sources told The Hill.
According to the sources, police officers were livid when they were told to fall back by U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) Chief Phillip Morse and Deputy Chief Daniel Nichols. “They were the commanders on the scene,” one source said,who requested anonymity. “It was disgusting.”
After police ceded the stairs, located on the lower west front of the Capitol, the building was locked down, the source added.
A second source who witnessed the incident said that the police had the crowd stopped at Third Street, but were told to bring the police line in front of the Capitol.
Why were they ‘allowed’ to do this?
[Morse] added, “It is the USCP’s duty and responsibility to protectthe Capitol complex, staff and public while allowing the public to exercise their First Amendment rights â€¦ at the end of the day, both occurred without injury to protestors or officers.”
Spray painting the Capitol steps is a Fist Amendment right? Oookay.
Also, there was at least one incident where an anti-war protester spat at an Iraq war veteran, who was counterprotesting the ‘peace march.’ Michelle Malkin has the details.
And as I’ve noted before, the far left doesn’t just literally spit on our troops – they symbolically do it, too.
Speaking of the war in Iraq, Speaker Pelosi back from her trip to Baghdad and now ‘believes more strongly that withdrawal will help region.’ The SF Chronicle has the full story.
PM Update: Check out more anti-war protest hijinks here. Disgusting.