Thursday, March 20, 2008

"The Endlessness Justifies the Meaninglessness" - Free Speech Leads to Arrests

Over 200 people were arrested across America in protests against the war in Iraq. Is this Naomi Wolf's predicted scenario where ordinary citizens are criminalized for voicing their free speech rights against the Executive Powers? Well, not quite, but...

In San Francisco, for example, according to this Reuters report:

Sgt. Steve Maninna said officers had arrested 143 people on charges including trespassing, resisting arrest and obstructing traffic. Four women were also detained for hanging a large banner off the city's famous Golden Gate Bridge and
then released, said bridge spokeswoman Mary Currie.
On Washington's National Mall, about 100 protesters carried signs that read: "The Endlessness Justifies the Meaninglessness" and waved upside-down U.S. flags, a
traditional sign of distress.
"Bush and Cheney, leaders failed, Bush and Cheney belong in jail," they chanted, referring to U.S. President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.
More power to them.

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