Thursday, May 25, 2017

AFDI: Today's protest on E. 42nd Street Protesters were given front row standing space to disrupt the speakers


I wanted to be close to the Podium of this Protest against Linda Sarsour..

Oops. I maybe accidentally went to a Protesters section of the Protest..or very close by   Next to me were loud protesters yelling Shut the F--- Up and other insults to the Speakers at the Podium behind their barricade. 

I asked the police that they should move the protest to the protest so that we can hear the speakers. The policeman told me he couldn't hear what I was saying.

These protesters who were screaming "Go Home Fascists" and "Shut the F- Up" had the best standing room of the entire protest.  Everyone else was further back.

I was told that the Police's Legal team said that they couldn't move the protesters.  Apparently it didn't matter that they were drowning out the speakers. Legally they were protected!

Couldn't they go across the street to where the Neturei Karta were protesting.  It was very annoying and extremely provocative having them right up front to the point that they were clearly disrupting and distracting the ones on the Podium from speaking. For whatever reason, the loudspeaker was not loud enough to hear the speakers clearly from where I was standing which was very close to the podium. People way in the back apparently did hear better. There was too much loud disruptive and obscene protesting drowning out the speakers from my position. This was their intention and they succeeded.  Ok I didn't see them get actually physically violent but it was very stupid to allow them there. Verbally they were extremely abusive and physically potentially so.. 

Why is it that unrestrained freedom to Protest is legally given only to those that disrupt those that Protest for Israel?  Pro Sarsour, anti Israel, anti America, anti AFDI, anti Trump  who are a scary bunch gets legal protection to stand in close proximity.... 

I suppose that if the Police would have moved them they would have caused a riot.  Clearly a security threat!.

No other explanation....The anti Sarsour protester were on the street itself. At least part of it.

 Why in heaven's name did the police give these Pro Sarsour space on the sidewalk in very close proximity to the podium? They also needed a large police force on the sidewalk to contain them? Couldn't the Police tell the protesters of the protest that the sidewalk is only for pedestrians? 

The police were busy rushing the pedestrians who were walking down the street.  They wanted to make sure that the sidewalk remained passable as it was now one third of it's normal space,  

After all, there was plenty of room across the Street adjacent to Neturei Karta protest.

My conclusion.

They have no problem putting Neturei Karta protesters,  across the street far away. Neturei Karta are docile and respectful to the police. They don't get violent. In fact, when Neturei Karta protesters were annoyed at a Jewish female wearing an IDF sweatshirt who was in their face they got the Police to protect them and she was almost arrested.That clearly shows that the Police can get really tough when needed especially when this women was holding an Israeli flag and and wearing an IDF sweatshirt and clearly provoking the Neturei Karta. I wonder if she was singing. That really would have been a provocation and could easily cause a confrontation.

PRO Sarsour  foul mouthed whistle blowers (they literally blow loud whistles to drown out the speaker)  are protected to do so, because according to the Police's legal advice they weren't doing anything wrong legally. We can't disrupt their freedom of speech to protest the protest. 

Get this.  The police allowed a bunch of very foul mouthed pro Sarsour, anti Islamaphobic, anti Trump, and anti America protesters,  right next to the podium and in very close proximity to  Pamela Geller. The Police knew fully well that Pamela Geller and her speakers would talk negatively of Mohammad and Sharia.  This protest could potentially have gotten violent..

But probably the police were afraid. My guess is that they were intimidated.  Look carefully at the signs of the counter protest.

Signs at the counter protest of the anti Sarsour protest

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The signs read
 "Smash Fascism and White Supremacy  PeoplesPowerAssemblies"
"Smash Racism and Islamaphobia"
They also chanted "From the River to the Sea Palestine Will be Free"....
"No KKK no Fascist USA"

Now it make sense.   The Police didn't want to be accused of being Islamaphobic and in so doing engage in Police Terror according to this crowd of protesters.  Police were intimidated to openly say that  this group of seasoned police protesters actually might be a physical threat to Pamela Geller  and her team.

Surely, the incident at the AFDI Mohammad cartoon contest and recent terror attacks across the globe in Manchester etc.  should have been sufficient reason to place them across the street.

Policed didn't even need any excuses as they commonly put protesters like Neturei Karta  across the street far away and keep the sidewalks free for pedestrians.

Another question to the Police Legal team is Isn't disrupting Freedom of Speech to Protest also illegal?

Thank G-d this time there was no Physical confrontation. We wouldn't want a repeat of  the violent confrontation in DC when Police tried to separate protesters and anti protesters..

Do you really want to wait for a physical confrontation to prove our point?. 

Sadly, Linda Sarsour, an anti Semite, anti women and anti women's rights, pro Sharia and a Liar gets to speak at CUNY Commencement with probably lots of protection for her freedom of speech and Pamela Geller and Noni Darwish etc have no physical protection to speak of nor the freedom and protection to protest without serious disruption all because the other side are bullies and are legally protected.!  


Robin Ticker