Three anti-war protesters arrested in Tacoma
Looks like some of the peacemongers got a bit rowdy last night:
TACOMA, Wash. – Three anti-war protesters were arrested overnight at the Port of Tacoma.
They were protesting the loading of Stryker vehicles and other equipment that will be shipped to Iraq for the deployment of a Fort Lewis Stryker brigade.
Police formed a line between the military equipment and the protesters. Three were accused of assault and led away in handcuffs.
Andrew Moll, one of the protesters, say one of those arrested was shot with a rubber bullet.
The protesters are members of the a group known as “Tacoma Port Militarization Resistance.”
Over at Milblogs, a friendly peacemonger commented to Murdoc:
More and more of us are beginning to realize that self-defense (from cops, especially) is not violent in the same way as capitalism and statism. We like to call it liberation. How about you haul your overweight, white, tv-addicted [pottymouth! deleted by blog owner] out to the next anti-militarization demo in Tacoma and try to [pottymouth! deleted by blog owner] stop us. Some of us even carry slingshots loaded with epoxy studded with broken glass for patriots like you, mother[pottymouth! deleted by blog owner].
Hard to imagine what nice folks like this would do to get themselves arrested. (hat tip to the reader who passed this on)