Sunday, July 04, 2004

people removed from public gathering for wearing anti-Bush shirts???

Hey, this could be a major deal: AP: Bush: U.S. Is Safer With Saddam in Prison :
"Two Bush opponents, taken out of the crowd in restraints by police, said they were told they couldn't be there because they were wearing shirts that said they opposed the president. Supporters of Bush's presumed opponent in November's election, Sen. John Kerry, attended a picnic across the street from the capitol at state Democratic Party's headquarters."

Is there more to the story? Were they disruptive in any way?

I understand that political/election rallies can limit people coming in, using tickets and other security measures, which I guess is sort of ok because the campaigns are paying for it, although it still ticks me off.

But was this event a campaign stop or a presidential appearance for July 4? Seems like some further investigation is warranted!