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A Protest Warrior almost got his clocked cleaned by the Pro-Bush crowd.
(Editors Note: Protest Warriors show up at protests and try to incite violence. This time, as you will see, they caused a brawl with their own 'side'.)
"This is priceless. These idiots have been around for a while. They show up at protests posing as liberals with outrageous signs, which you can see at their site - HERE:
They're like the evil twin of Billionaires for Bush. But the Pro-War protestors in Crawford didn't get the joke and physically attacked them! Ha ha ha!
I saw it in Reuters & I suspected it was them - checked their site and lo and BEHOLD!
'Across town in Crawford, other parents of soldiers who are serving or have died in Iraq countered Sheehan with their own raucous rally that started with a prayer.
Organizer Howard Kaloogian accused Sheehan of "giving hope and encouragement to our enemies."
The crowd, which organizers said topped 3,000 but appeared closer to 1,500, chanted "Cindy, Go Home" and compared her to Jane Fonda, whose visit to a North Vietnamese gun site in 1972 earned her the nickname "Hanoi Jane."
"Cindy=Hanoi Jane," read one of the signs at the rally.
In one heated moment, members of the pro-Bush crowd turned on what they mistakenly thought were a group of anti-war protesters, cursing them, threatening them and tearing down their signs. A police officer rushed the group to safety.'
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Just got back from Crawford. A Protest Warrior almost got his clocked cleaned by the Pro-Bush crowd. Had the LOOOONG "Bush is a Dictator" sign. A guy tackled him and his sign before reading it all the way through. I just had time to recognize it as a Protest Warrior sign and only got through "...Dictator" before he was down. Remember, these signs are made for sneaking up on liberals and can be misinterpreted by those unfamiliar with the Protest Warriors. Fortunately, some people familiar with Protest Warrior explained everything and the tackler and the tacklee were laughing about it minutes later. Of course the cameras were all over it when they thought a peace protester was getting his due but disappeared when the facts were known. It will probably still make the news as an attack on the Pro-Cindy crowd anyway.'
At the pro-Bush rally several miles away, there were some heated moments when two members of Protest Warrior, a group that frequently holds counter protests to anti-war rallies, walked in with a sign that read "Say No to War Unless a Democrat is President."
Many Bush supporters only saw the top of the sign and believed the men were war protesters, so they began shouting and chasing the pair out. One man tore up their signs. When Will Marean of Minneapolis kept repeating that he was on the Bush side and tried to explain Protest Warrior's mission, one Bush supporter shook his hand and apologized.
*edit! On re-reading, it looks like it happened more than once! One sign about a Dictator, and another reading No War Unless a Democrat is President.