The anti-military protests at the port in Olympia, WA have reached a new low: Miscreants have poured concrete on railroad tracks to try and stop the military from being able to bring its materiel back from the war in Iraq. It has gotten so out of hand that the military is resorting to subterfuge just to be able to operate. We’re not talking about some base on the outskirts of Tikrit. The US military operates there just fine these days.
Demonstrators gathered at the Port of Olympia’s main gate Tuesday night to block military shipments from the port to Fort Lewis, but the Army outflanked them and moved several convoys out another gate.
Olympia police in riot gear wore gas masks as they prepared to remove protesters from the main entrance about 11 p.m. At the same time, military convoys left for Fort Lewis from the port exit to Marine Drive.
Protesters ran to the Marine Drive location and attempted to block the convoy, and police responded to protesters blocking Stryker vehicles by shooting pepper-spray bullets and pepper spray into the crowd. A witness said police also threw two concussion grenades into the crowd.
About 50 people were arrested Tuesday night, police said.
By attempting to block military supplies during a war, the protesters probably have crossed the line into sedition. That was the topic of discussion that led off Kelly’s Court today on Fox, with Megyn Kelly, Lis Wiehl and Jeanine Pirro sparring over the issue.
Throw the book at ’em. And the Democrats who have spent the past several years firing up the hard left’s anti-war fringe ought to step up and denounce these activities.
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