Tuesday Oct. 19, Joe Biden came to Vancouver, WA in support of re-election of Sen. Murray. It was held at the Pearson Air Museum on 5th St, a location of the National Park Service (just below Ft. Vancouver). Only 3 of us from Vancouver for Peace stood outside. There seemed to be dozens of tea-baggers and supporters of Dino Rossi R. Park Service told us we had to stand in a "Free Speech Zone," which put us away from the people standing in line to enter.
Soon protesters from those other groups stood in front of us, and refused to move aside. So we from Peace moved closer to those standing in line. Then Security told us we were ok there, just don't start walking when the motorcade approached. (The "rules" for protesters were changed 2-3 times). Park Service had previously said they have the authority to delegate our speech location, even though we argued the constitution says otherwise.
Three of my liberal church friends entered the Air Museum, very disappointing. I am NOT a part of that establishment! How can you support a politician who always votes for Iraq and Afghanistan war funding and $ to support apartheid Israel?
I had to leave before the motorcade, but I was told by another protester that the motorcade was escourted by PORTLAND POLICE on motorcycles that went between the protesters and the museum so that the protesters would be unseen.
The masses are oblivious.