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Hundreds Turn Out to Protest Bush's Re-election

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posted on Nov, 4 2004 @ 10:04 PM
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Hundreds of west coast Democrats protested the re-election of George W. Bush by taking to the streets.



Thursday, November 4, 2004

Hundreds turn out to protest Bush's re-election

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

President Bush's re-election sparked protests in Bellingham and Portland yesterday, drawing hundreds of demonstrators and response from police in riot gear.

In Bellingham, more than 300 people participated in the protests, which started on the grounds of Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center, then moved through downtown, escorted by police. The crowd staged a sit-in at one intersection and stopped at another, holding up afternoon traffic. Police cited one protester for disorderly conduct. After police threatened to make arrests, the protesters dispersed.

"We need to get out of Iraq before we kill more people," said Whitney Thomas, a 17-year-old senior at Ferndale High School. "Even with (Sen. John) Kerry in there, it wouldn't be that much better."

Riley Sweeney, an 18-year-old Western Washington University freshman, elected to wear his protest: He showed up in a gray fedora and checkered blue bathrobe.

"I am in mourning because of the decision our country has made," he said. "I don't think I'll be wearing pants for a while."

In Portland, protesters wearing gas masks and hoisting cardboard peace signs took to the streets, chanting, "Not Our President, Not Our War." The demonstrators, who numbered more than 100, were met by police in riot gear who arrived on foot, on motorcycles, on bicycles and on horseback. At least five people were arrested, but there were no reports of serious injuries. Police sprayed one man with what appeared to be Mace and tackled another, before leading him away in handcuffs.

The protesters called for an investigation into Bush's victory over Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry. As police arrested one man, protesters yelled, "Police go home." Others pounded trash cans with sticks.

seattlepi.nwsource.com...


This is why we love "liberals." It's all about loyalty.




[edit on 04/11/4 by GradyPhilpott]




posted on Nov, 4 2004 @ 10:06 PM
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Let them protest all they want. This is still a free country last time I checked.



posted on Nov, 4 2004 @ 10:07 PM
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"I am in mourning because of the decision our country has made," he said. "I don't think I'll be wearing pants for a while."




posted on Nov, 4 2004 @ 10:13 PM
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Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
This is why we love "liberals." It's all about loyalty.
[edit on 04/11/4 by GradyPhilpott]


Of course, were all supposed to bow down and lick the cowdung off of Bush's boots like some kind of slave right? Since after all we were the loosers we should all be subservient to him as if we wanted him in office. While I think some of the protesters such as the dude in the bathrobe might be flaked out, on the whole I give them big ups for showing their displeasure and hope to see more of the same in the coming months.



posted on Nov, 4 2004 @ 10:42 PM
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Originally posted by alternateheaven

Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
This is why we love "liberals." It's all about loyalty.
[edit on 04/11/4 by GradyPhilpott]


Of course, were all supposed to bow down and lick the cowdung off of Bush's boots like some kind of slave right? Since after all we were the loosers we should all be subservient to him as if we wanted him in office. While I think some of the protesters such as the dude in the bathrobe might be flaked out, on the whole I give them big ups for showing their displeasure and hope to see more of the same in the coming months.
More power to them. Its the American way.



posted on Nov, 5 2004 @ 12:08 AM
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The ironic thing is here in Washington and Oregon Kerry won the states. The people that protest in Portland just like to protest. This isn't a Democrat or Republican thing, just a protest thing.

I don't mind that they protest, they just need to think about it. A couple of years ago environmentalists protested beacuse of the environment. They deliberately protested during rush hour traffic so their voice would be heard. I guess they didn't realize how many cars they stalled on the freeways burning gas. Seems a little counter-productive. Protest if you want, but make sure you don't compromise your point by the protest itself.



posted on Nov, 5 2004 @ 12:13 AM
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A couple of years ago environmentalists protested beacuse of the environment. They deliberately protested during rush hour traffic so their voice would be heard. I guess they didn't realize how many cars they stalled on the freeways burning gas.


Maybe that is a statement in itself. You need to start thinking laterally.



posted on Nov, 5 2004 @ 12:24 AM
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Originally posted by cargo


A couple of years ago environmentalists protested beacuse of the environment. They deliberately protested during rush hour traffic so their voice would be heard. I guess they didn't realize how many cars they stalled on the freeways burning gas.


Maybe that is a statement in itself. You need to start thinking laterally.


Why is that? Do they not realize that by tying up traffic they are contributing to the destruction of the environment? I didn't say I didn't agree with them. People just need to think before they act.



posted on Nov, 5 2004 @ 12:35 AM
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If there's one thing Democrats can't stand, it's democracy.



posted on Nov, 5 2004 @ 01:11 AM
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posted on Nov, 5 2004 @ 01:13 AM
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OMG LMGDMFAO!!!!!



posted on Nov, 5 2004 @ 01:23 AM
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There were two things I was hoping wouldn't happen after this election: 1) Republicans gloating after their victory and 2) Democrats crying after their loss.

I was just hoping we could all act like adults after the results. I guess that was too much to ask for. It doesn't suprise me that these were kids though. In a civilization where compitition and the acceptance of winning/losing has gone the way of the Dodo. You know, everyone gets a trophy after the game. A number of kids nowadays feel they will get their way if they cry about, just like they did to Mommy and Daddy. Suck it up. You lost.

Also, the best way to have protested Bush in my opinion was to vote for Kerry. That's how I did it. Like a mature American. YES, I VOTED FOR KERRY. I lost. I moved on. Time to get back to being a Nation again. Enough people in this world hate us aready. We don't need to hate our fellow Americans. We must stick together, for each other.

By the way, can someone clear up something for me?
"I am in mourning because of the decision our country has made," he said. "I don't think I'll be wearing pants for a while." ???????????????????????????
What the hell does that mean???? Did I miss something?? My Grandfather just passed away tonight. Does that mean I gotta walk around in my undies for the next few days while I'm in mourning?

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[edit on 5-11-2004 by Woodside]



posted on Nov, 5 2004 @ 01:30 AM
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And while the rest of us get penalised with one line response deductions and our posts get edited for innappropriate images, repubs are fine and dandy.

Where are you dbates? Oh that's right, you're a republican...



posted on Nov, 5 2004 @ 02:46 AM
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LMFAO!!!!

pbauer - that is the greatest thing I have ever seen!



posted on Nov, 5 2004 @ 02:53 AM
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Originally posted by American Mad Man
pbauer - that is the greatest thing I have ever seen!

Really? That's the greatest thing you've ever seen? You really need to get out more.



posted on Nov, 5 2004 @ 02:56 AM
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Why the protests - after all isnt it what the majority of citizens voted for. A small minority protesting isnt going to make a scrap of difference.



posted on Nov, 5 2004 @ 03:02 AM
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that baby looks like it is a hundred years old. wise baby.
there is much to cry about.
the 'freedom' loving republicans are now equivalent to a dictatorship.
wave your flags and hail the glorious leader.
it's funny, they used to REPRESENT us. now they LEAD us. paradigm shifts everywhere you look.
'paradigm shift' is a buzzwordy way to say, 'hello total police state lockdown'.



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