Protesters clash with Westboro members in Tampa
Published August 28, 2012
TAMPA, Fla. – A group of anti-GOP protesters clashed outside of the Republican National Convention with a group of Kansas-based church members who often picket soldiers' funerals.
Tampa police said on its Twitter feed that officers in riot gear separated the two groups for safety reasons on Tuesday.
The anti-GOP protesters marched from a makeshift camp -- dubbed "Romneyville" -- towards the official protest zone created by the city. Along the way, that group clashed with members of the Westboro Baptist Church, which had been protesting homosexuality.
After about 20 minutes, the half-dozen Westboro church members retreated from the protest area under police escort.
No one was arrested during protests on Tuesday. One was arrested Monday and another on Sunday.
Convention protesters try to arrest Condoleezza Rice
Protesters from Code Pink wanted to make citizen's arrest for war crimes
Published On: Aug 28 2012 02:17:59 PM EDT Updated On: Aug 28 2012 03:42:18 PM EDT
Police in Tampa stopped a dozen anti-war protesters from entering an event attended by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice after the group said it intended to arrest her for war crimes.
The protesters from Code Pink carried handcuffs Tuesday and tried to enter a performing arts center. Rice was attending an event in conjunction with the Republican National Convention. They said they wanted to make a citizen's arrest of Rice, who was Secretary of State when the Iraq War started.
The officers told the protesters to leave because they were on private property. They went back to the sidewalk and several lay down under sheets made to look like they were blood-splattered.
The group says it will try to arrest other members of the George W. Bush administration.
August 28, 2012
Ellen Barkin Hopes Hurricane Kills 'Every Pro-Life, Xenophobic, Gay-Bashing SOB' At The RNC
(LifeSiteNews.com) - In the aftermath of the Family Research Council shooting, prominent voices on the Left have not tapped down their violent rhetoric against their opponents. Two Baby Boomer celebrities have taken to Twitter to hope pro-life, pro-family individuals and U.S. Congressman Todd Akin suffer a drowning or a same-sex rape, respectively.
On Sunday, Ellen Barkin expressed her hope that Tropical Storm Isaac would smash up the Republican National Convention in Tampa and drown all its delegates.
She retweeted the message of one of her followers that read: “C’mon #Isaac! Wash every pro-life, anti-education, anti-woman, xenophobic, gay-bashing, racist SOB right into the ocean! #RNC ” Barkin did not express any disagreement in her retweet.
The storm is expected to grow into a Category 1 hurricane before slamming into the Gulf Coast on Wednesday, the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.