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Official Parade Announcer Booth Shut Down by Protestors

At the the corner of 12th St. NW and Pennsylvania, the vast majority of people (over 1000) chanted "Bullshit" when the official announcer of the parade began his presentation over the PA system. The chant was so loud that the official announcer and the mainstream media called in the Secret Service to be escorted out. The booth was abandoned
At the the corner of 12th St. NW and Pennsylvania, the vast majority of people (over 1000) chanted "Bullshit" when the official announcer of the parade began his presentation over the PA system. The chant was so loud that the official announcer and the mainstream media called in the Secret Service to be escorted out. The booth was abandoned.
At 2 pm on the north side of the inaugural parade at the intersection of 12th St. and Pennsylavania, the official Inaugural 2001 Parade Announcer began his introduction. The thousands of protesters gathered at the intersection began to shout in unison "Bullshit!" The chanting was loud enough that it was magnified over the P.A. system through the announcer's own microphone. The protesters could not be ignored. The announcer attempted to placate the crowd by reminding the protesters that Bush promised to unify the country. He also recalled that the Founding Fathers had died for our rights, and that for that reason, he would respect our free speech rights. These statements were met with louder chanting.

The Official 2001 Inaugural Parade Announcer then began an interview with a member of Bush's press team. The interviewee's microphone picked up more of the chanting and was incomprehensible. At this point, the Official Inaugural 2001 Parade presentation was suspended. A team of 10 Secret Service agents arrived. After reviewing the situation, the agents hurriedly escorted the parade announcer, the Bush press team, and the mainstream press out of the Inaugural 2001 Parade tent. The tent was subsequently occupied by the protesters.
 
 

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