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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:07 AM
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Protester a Fixture in Downtown Stevens Point (WI)

good for him!!


http://www.commondreams.org/headlines05/0110-12.htm

Monday, January 10, 2005 by Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune

Protester a Fixture in Downtown Stevens Point
Man Believer in Nonviolent Resistance

by Andrew Dowd

Holding up homemade protest signs, their noses running and shifting from foot-to-foot to keep warm, a small group of people huddled on the downtown Stevens Point street corner of Strongs Avenue and Main Street as they do every Friday.

Holding a cardboard sign with water-smudged greenish black letters that reads "Bring the troops home immediately," Jim Missey, 69, is a fixture of the protest that has gone on for almost two years since the war in Iraq.

From 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on almost every Friday, Missey has stood on the street corner, with whoever chooses to join him in opposition of the war in Iraq.

"I do it to make clear where I stand," he said. "If others want to join - that's great. If others want to protest the protesters, I'll listen to them." Richard Kovac, 60, of Stevens Point was at Missey's side Friday afternoon as well as vacationing college students Evan Weitz, 19, of Plover and Adam Vannieuwenhoven, 19, of Whiting.



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Seldona Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 03:12 AM
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1. Awesome.
I love living in a blue state, even if we are right on the edge.

Wisconsin, especialy my area, constantly surprises me. In a good way I might add.

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