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Counter protests called for S29

For now, we are keeping the details of the D.C. Chapter's first action in Operation Infinite Freep under wraps so as to not tip off the leftist yahoos. We sought but were denied a permit for a large rally on the 29th for security reasons. Therefore, we will be using freeper ingenuity in order to act within the law for this action.
The D.C. Chapter of Free Republic invites all FReepers and lurkers in good standing to join us this Saturday, September 29, in Washington, D.C. for Operation Infinite Freep.

Our purpose will be to show support for our troops, President Bush, the families and victims of the recent terrorist attacks, and the United States.

We will do this by acting as a counter to the so-called peacenik (in reality, anti-American) rally and march scheduled for that day in D.C.

We will do so peacefully and lawfully, if you do not think you can control yourself in this trying time, please stay home. The leftist yahoos would love nothing better than to have images in the news of fights and skirmishes so they could portray themselves as pious victims even as they provoke hostilities.

The D.C. Chapter has a long and distinguished record of peaceful, law-abiding--but passionate--protesting and we will not allow it to be tarnished. Anyone on our side who cannot abide by the D.C. Chapter's rules for protesting will not be allowed to stand with us.

The rules are simple: No violence, no racism, no profanity, no threats, no provocations and no lawbreaking. All law enforcement officers must be treated with respect. Do not disrupt traffic in the streets or impede pedestrians on sidewalks or at crosswalks.

There will be plenty of LEOs on the scene because of the well-earned reputation of the leftists for disorderly conduct and potential for violence, so if any of them tries to assault you get a cop right away rather than duke it out with them. Like in sports where the referees never see the first punch but they always see the second one, so it is at protests. Be careful and keep your composure--do not be provoked. Most of us have experience and know how to handle ourselves in these situations. However, if you bring friends or family members, or pass this along to other groups, it is imperative they know what is expected of them. We can not afford to embarrass President Bush at this critical time by the antics of a few hotheads. We were able to have a successful month-long freep at the the Vice President's residence last fall--the Get Out of Cheney's House protests seen around the world--by maintaining these standards of civil behavior.

For now, we are keeping the details of the D.C. Chapter's first action in Operation Infinite Freep under wraps so as to not tip off the leftist yahoos. We sought but were denied a permit for a large rally on the 29th for security reasons. Therefore, we will be using freeper ingenuity in order to act within the law for this action. Law enforcement has enough to worry about right now and we do not wish to add to their troubles.

Where: Downtown Washington, D.C. Specifics will be sent via FReepmail first and announced later in the week. Please refer those you notify to this thread.

When: Saturday, September 29, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. (at the latest).

Signs/costumes: Large signs with large, thick letters and the Free Republic URL on the bottom of each sign. Rather than have 'love it or leave it' type signs, have messages and photos/graphics supporting our troops, President Bush, the families and victims of the terrorist attacks and America. Costumes should be in good taste.

Sustenance: Snacks, sandwiches, water or sodas (no alcohol!)to last the day. Try to travel light, however, as we may have to move.

Flags/ ribbons: Please bring American flags, large and small, and others like the Gadsden flag. Please bring red, white and blue ribbons to wear.

Bring video cameras or still cameras to document our activities.

It is most likely we will not be allowed to use bullhorns.

Use sunscreen and/or hats if it is sunny.

Contact: Kristinn or Angelwood via FReepmail or e-mail. Please include your e-mail address with your FReepmail message in case the server crashes this week :-)


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