It was reported the other day that unions are planning a protest of the Conservative Political Action Conference that begins on Thursday. The union announced the protest was to take place Friday at lunchtime and again “after work.” I assumed that meant they would be outside the Marriott where the conference is taking place, and that attendees (myself included) wouldn’t have anything to worry about inside the hotel.
Now it looks like the degenerates from Occupy DC are planning ways to thwart security measures and infiltrate the conference. Their plans include violence and actions that could cause physical injury to thousands of people, according to The Foundry.
During a Thursday meeting at McPherson Square, until Saturday the epicenter of the protests, Occupiers brainstormed tactics for shutting down or disrupting the conference, according to a source who was present at the meeting.
The protesters suggested pulling fire alarms in the hotel where the conference will take place, screaming “fire” during conference activities, “glitter-bombing” participants, cutting electrical power, and barricading entrances to the hotel, according to the source, who requested anonymity.
“Speakers will be physically assaulted, not just verbally confronted,” the source told Scribe in an email. Two Occupiers, who the source also identified as members of the New Black Panther Party, “said they would be disappointed if they didn’t get arrested and planned to ‘make it count.’”
The source quoted another protester as saying, “Mitt [Romney] has Secret Service now, but [Newt] Gingrich and [Andrew] Breitbart don’t,” seemingly suggesting that the latter two would not be as heavily guarded.
Protesters planned to conduct most of these activities on Saturday, the last day of the conference, so as not to overlap with the recently announced protests by labor groups on Thursday and Friday.
Shouting “fire” and barricading entrances could cause people to be trampled. I’m sure that’s exactly what they have in mind. So, how do they plan to thwart security?
An attendee of the Thursday meeting, who claimed to handle relations with labor organizations, said the AFL-CIO had booked rooms for Occupiers at the Marriott hotel, with the intention of allowing them to bypass security measures at the door. Contacted by Scribe, an AFL-CIO spokesman insisted the Occupiers’ claims were untrue. The AFL-CIO has aided Occupy DC before, most recently in storing Occupiers’ belongings at its headquarters in advance of the National Park Service’s enforcement actions.
But Occupiers are apparently planning other means of infiltration. Representatives from the American University and George Washington University “Occupy” groups said they intended to actually register their members for CPAC. Student passes are heavily discounted, and allow full access to the conference.
They also said they would produce counterfeit credentials and hand them out to non-students who still wished to enter the protest.
“In order to avoid having to shower and dress in business attire to blend in,” Scribe’s source said, “they plan to wear Ron Paul 2012 gear because they believe Paul supporters ‘generally look like hippies.’”
Assuming all Ron Paul supporters look like hippies is a mistake. I’ve met and spoken with plenty of Paul supporters and they look perfectly normal. Oh, and none of them smell, so the Occupods will stand out like a sore thumb.
Just remember, these are all of Obama and the Democrats’ people. So it can be assumed that any criminal activity that takes place has their blessing.
Via Da TechGuy
Update: Linked by The Other McCain – thanks!