Miami Thrice: GetEQUAL Protests Obama Event by Land, by Air, by Sea (2): PHOTOS
GetEQUAL protest near the route of President Obama’s Florida motorcade. (photo: Michael McElroy)
Here are some of the photographs of the folks with banners who greeted the the presidential motorcade as President Obama entered the exclusive Coconut Grove gated community where Alonzo Mourning is entertaining high-level Democratic donors today. The motorcade was greeted by chants of "Stop the Discharges" and "What Do We Want? Equality! When do we want it? NOW!"
(photo: Michael McElroy)
UPDATE: The Coast Guard is giving folks piloting the vessels free rein in the channel directly abutting Alonzo Mourning’s back yard, apparently having decided it is a free-speech issue, not a security issue. This means the boats, with loudspeakers blaring Barack Obama’s quotes from previous speeches calling for the repeal of DADT, and bullhorn chants, and the weather balloons aloft with huge vertical GetEQUAL banners, are all visible to the folks dining on upscale fare at the high-dollar Democratic party event.
I just got word from GetEQUAL that their demonstration made it into the White House press pool report for this event, which means it’ll go out to all media covering the event that is relying on the pool report.