A Port of Tacoma Police officer staffs a gate at a Port of Tacoma staging area where Stryker and other military vehicles await shipment to the war in Iraq Monday, March 5, 2007 in Tacoma, Wash. Protestors and police met military convoys entering the gate overnight Sunday and early Monday morning. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Here’s a video of the protest while the Strykers rolled out:
Here’s a quote:
Do not listen to your sergeant! He’s a douche bag!
That’s going to convince soldiers to quit. Real convincing argument, there. No wonder the troops are deserting by the thousands and the public is rallying behind the protesters.
Big hat tips the readers who sent these in!
UPDATE: The reader who sent in the link to the video writes:
It’s eerie watching the soldiers rolling by in the background, off to risk their lives exactly so that folks like this continue to enjoy their freedoms to scream at them.
It’s eerie, all right. Eerie-tating.
UPDATE 2: And get a load of this headline in the Seattle P-I:
It’s not until the very last sentence of the story that they note
No one was seriously injured, he said, but one protester was shot in the thigh with a rubber bullet.
Seems that the headline could potentially confuse folks, huh? I’m sure it’s merely an oversight.