Great Antiwar White House Protest During Obama Speech

James Bovard, August 31, 2013

Leftists, Code Pink, and a smattering of conservatives and libertarians staged a vociferous protest outside the White House while President Obama made his Syria speech this afternoon. The police forcibly cleared the street (though not the sidewalk) shortly before Obama began talking. Some folks suggested that Obama might have delayed his speech because of the noisy chants behind heard inside. (I have no confirmation on that.) I disagree vigorously with the Answer folks on numerous issues but they raised a ruckus on the right side of the issue today.

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Code Pink brought this great cutout today.

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The Secret Service (or maybe Park Police) rode in to disrupt a peaceful protest.

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This Park Service dude made a point to slowly scan everyone in the audience with his camera.

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A group of Syrians who vociferously favored U.S. bombing Syria.  Go figure.

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Some conservative and libertarian protestors:

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11 Responses to “Great Antiwar White House Protest During Obama Speech”

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  2. Nice pictures. Looks like it was good weather out there today.

  3. So was this all legally done in a delimited "free speech" zone?

  4. When it comes to issues faced by antiwar.com is there a right and left?

  5. Of course those dear Syrians (if that is, in fact, who they are and not shills) are in favor of the US bombing Syria; they're safe on US soil right now. e_e Fishy.

  6. Leftists, Code Pink, and a smattering of conservatives and libertarians staged a vociferous protest outside the White House while President Obama made his Syria speech this afternoon. The police forcibly cleared the street (though not the sidewalk) shortly before Obama began talking.

  7. I voted for Obama in 2008, but I would have been there, too, had I been in Washington.

  8. [...] us for years.” Sunday, Ava and I noted the Saturday protest outside the White House, ” While Barack was giving his speech Saturday, protesters could be found outside the White House.  It’s a shame that it took so long.  Applause for A.N.S.W.E.R. and all the [...]

  9. [...] for years.”Sunday, Ava and I noted the Saturday protest outside the White House, “ While Barack was giving his speech Saturday, protesters could be found outside the White House.  It’s a shame that it took so long.  Applause for A.N.S.W.E.R. and all [...]

  10. [...] for years.”Sunday, Ava and I noted the Saturday protest outside the White House, “ While Barack was giving his speech Saturday, protesters could be found outside the White House.  It’s a shame that it took so long.  Applause for A.N.S.W.E.R. and all [...]

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