Anarchist Idiots Defile Capitol Steps

Written by commonsensejournal on January 30th, 2007

The Moron of the Moment award goes to a group of anarchists in Washington, D.C. From The Hill:

Anti-war protesters spray paint Capitol building
By Jackie Kucinich 
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 andDeputy 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.

Approximately 300 protesters were allowed to take the steps and began to spray paint “anarchist symbols” and phrase such as “Our capitol building” and “you can’t stop us” around the area, the source said.

Morse responded to these claims in an e-mail Sunday afternoon explaining that the protesters were seeking confrontation with the police.

 Morse replied that anarchists were “looking for a confrontation” with police and added,

“It is the USCP’s duty and responsibility to protect the Capitol complex, staff and public while allowing the public to exercise their First Amendment rights … at the end of the day, both occurred without injury to protestors or officers.”

Yet, the sources who talked to The Hill were furious that protesters were not stopped before reaching the Capitol.

“To get that close to the Capitol building, that is ridiculous,” the second source said. “[Police] were told not to arrest anyone.”

The second source added that police had to stand by and watch as protesters posed in front of their graffiti.

Perhaps Mr. Morse needs a lesson in First Amendment rights. Speaking your mind, holding up signs, writing a letter to the editor–these are how civilized, intelligent people exercise their freedom of speech. Vandalism of public property does not fall under this. These are the same kind of anarchists who throw molotov cocktails in San Francisco, who throw bottles through store front windows, and who refuse to get a job and are a burden on society. What a bunch of idiots.  Can you imagine if this were a group of pro-life protestors? It’s not, because pro-life protestors believe in reason and most of them are intelligent. They protest orderly. Anarchists throw fake abortion balloons at them and try to attack them.

Michelle Malkin has photos of the anarchists.

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