Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Iraq War Protests: From Ugly Remarks to Violence

Antiwar Protest Washington, D.C.

Skye over at Midnight Blue's one of our many great pro-victory counter-demonstrators who are unflinching in their support for our nation and troops under arms.

Skye was active in counter-demonstrations last week marking the 5th anniversary of the start of the Iraq war. Antiwar protesters apparently went well beyond non-violent resistance:
Here's how Skye relates events:

A beautiful day for a rally that turned ugly when a peace protester crossed the line from ugly remarks to violence....

Snarky retorts, name calling and mis-characterizations ... are commonplace events in my 7 month documentary of this rally. Yesterday crossed the line, when I was struck twice by a peace protester. I can deal with all the above, but will NOT tolerate any form of violence against my person. I am consulting legal advice on this matter.

Remember, these are "peace" activists.

Photo Credit: New York Times:

Protesters gathered in rallies across the country Wednesday to mark the fifth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Demonstrators converged in front of the White House, left, wearing placards bearing the names of troops and civilians who died in the war.

See also Sniper's blog, where he's got all kinds of information on how to counter the nihilism and violence of the antiwar movement.