View Full Version : 8 “Occupy” protesters arrested at Iowa Democratic Party headquarters

12-21-2011, 10:30 PM
Tee Hee... (http://www.democraticunderground.com/100254995#post2) :D

Wed Dec 21, 2011, 08:10 PM
boston bean (11,059 posts)

8 “Occupy” protesters arrested at Iowa Democratic Party headquarters

The Occupy movement is making its presence felt in Iowa ahead of the nation's first nominating contest, and it was President Obama, not the Republican field of candidates, as the target of one of the group's first major stands.

Demonstrators converged on the headquarters of the Iowa Democratic Party on Monday, after being denied access to the local campaign office for Obama's reelection effort. Eight were arrested and charged with criminal trespassing in a protest to demand the president veto legislation to fund the government because of provisions that would cut Pell grants.

The executive director of the Iowa Democratic Party said officials listened to the group's concerns.

"While we recognize their right to lawful protests, an occupation of our office is not acceptable and only interferes with the work we do to elect Democrats and build a better future for Iowa and our nation," said Norm Sterzenbach. "It's unfortunate that some members chose to face arrest, rather than leave as they were asked to do multiple times."



12-21-2011, 11:59 PM
There's a reason they're called Occu-tards. ROFL

DumbAss Tanker
12-22-2011, 11:38 AM
Stupid hippies. Don't they understand who they're supposed to be working for?!?


12-22-2011, 12:46 PM
", after being denied access to the local campaign office for Obama's reelection effort."

The mall kicked them out?

Obama's office here in Des Moines is located in a shopping mall. You wouldn't even really know it unless you were told it.

Dan D. Doty
12-22-2011, 04:04 PM
Moonbats :rolleyes:

Who else would think that taking a sh*t on the desk of someone who supports your cause will make the world a better place.

12-22-2011, 04:57 PM
Ah, just like 1968. The rioters in Chicago were leftists who decided to attack the Democratic convention, rather than the Republican one, because it was Democrats who held power at the time. The Dems tried to make nice with them up until then, but the hippies wanted nothing to do with liberalism as it existed then. The liberals didn't understand that the radicals weren't simply "liberals in a hurry," but were radicals that didn't share the same goals or ideals.