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Sun Mar 4, 2012, 12:58 PM

31 arrested in women's rights demonstration at state Capitol

Source: Richmond Times Disbatch

31 arrested in women's rights demonstration at state Capitol

Credit: EVA RUSSO/TIMES-DISPATCH

Police dragged some protesters from the steps of the state Capitol before arresting them today.



Del. Delores L. McQuinn, D-Richmond, tonight spoke out against the arrests of 31 women's rights demonstrators in a protest at the state Capitol earlier today that drew Virginia State Police in riot gear.

She said the arrests "are just the latest example of government overreach that we’ve seen in recent weeks."

"The men and women who marched on Capitol Square have a right to peacefully protest without the threat that they will be arrested for exercising that right," McQuinn said in a news release. "At several recent women’s rights events, there has been an overabundance of police presence. In fact, the Capitol Police tactical team has been at all of the events," she said.

McQuinn said she had "never seen a similar police presence when guns rights advocates assemble on Capitol Square on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday."

Read more: http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/news/2012/mar/03/18/womens-rights-protestors-rally-capitol-grounds-abo-ar-1737914/

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Reply 31 arrested in women's rights demonstration at state Capitol (Original post)
kpete Mar 2012 OP
evilhime Mar 2012 #1
Gore1FL Mar 2012 #16
lunatica Mar 2012 #24
babylonsister Mar 2012 #2
vademocrat Mar 2012 #6
babylonsister Mar 2012 #7
vademocrat Mar 2012 #13
UpInArms Mar 2012 #9
vademocrat Mar 2012 #12
babylonsister Mar 2012 #10
vademocrat Mar 2012 #11
bluedigger Mar 2012 #26
csziggy Mar 2012 #20
MACARD Mar 2012 #3
wordpix Mar 2012 #4
DirkGently Mar 2012 #5
UpInArms Mar 2012 #8
Deep13 Mar 2012 #14
proud2BlibKansan Mar 2012 #15
csziggy Mar 2012 #21
suegeo Mar 2012 #17
seattleblah Mar 2012 #18
Iliyah Mar 2012 #19
99th_Monkey Mar 2012 #22
EmeraldCityGrl Mar 2012 #23
ghjtydger Mar 2012 #25
Solly Mack Mar 2012 #27
unionworks Mar 2012 #28

Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 01:10 PM

1. surprise surprise

Men - in riot gear and armed are arresting and mistreating women who are exercising their first amendment rights of assembly. I ask again why are men so afraid of women? Is there any wonder domestic abuse is on the rise .

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Response to evilhime (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 02:25 PM

16. To be fair, at least 25% of the police in that picture are female. n/t

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Response to Gore1FL (Reply #16)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 06:55 PM

24. You're right. Being fair shows there were also men protesting

Lots of women have been demanding that men support them. Well I'm happy to say here are some from the same event

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 01:16 PM

2. Just saw this...

probably from the same protest?

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 01:30 PM

6. Where did you get that from?

I want to post it on FB and like to know the source of everything I post....thanks!

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Response to vademocrat (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 01:43 PM

7. FB...

if I can find where specifically, I will post.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 02:08 PM

13. Thanks - I appreciate your help locating it!

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 02:07 PM

12. Thank you for the link!

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Response to vademocrat (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 02:01 PM

10. From DareToDemand-FB group/political org. nt

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #10)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 02:07 PM

11. Great - thank you so much!

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 12:27 AM

26. Thanks!

"Liked" and "Shared".

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 01:19 PM

3. Welcome to the Police State, you can only talk if you agree with the Fascist else you are dissapered

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 01:21 PM

4. ooohhhh, those uppity women: "Gov. McDonnell Get Out Of My Vagina" - I love it

Hope the "get government out of our lives but not out of women's vaginas" party gets the message. Then again, they're pretty thick

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 01:25 PM

5. Later they brought snipers & SWAT. THIS is what the FUCKING COPS ARE FOR?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 01:57 PM

8. I no longer recognize my country

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 02:10 PM

14. You know there will be violence when one side dresses for it. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 02:13 PM

15. Where? What state?

Could you please add the location to the headline? This crap is happening in many states - not only in Virginia.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #15)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 06:22 PM

21. Richmond, Virginia

31 arrested in women's rights demonstration at state Capitol
By: Olympia Meola | Richmond Times Dispatch
Published: March 03, 2012
Updated: March 03, 2012 - 8:37 PM

RICHMOND, Va. --
8:30 p.m.

Del. Delores L. McQuinn, D-Richmond, tonight spoke out against the arrests of 31 women's rights demonstrators in a protest at the state Capitol earlier today that drew Virginia State Police in riot gear.

She said the arrests "are just the latest example of government overreach that we’ve seen in recent weeks."

"The men and women who marched on Capitol Square have a right to peacefully protest without the threat that they will be arrested for exercising that right," McQuinn said in a news release. "At several recent women’s rights events, there has been an overabundance of police presence. In fact, the Capitol Police tactical team has been at all of the events," she said.

McQuinn said she had "never seen a similar police presence when guns rights advocates assemble on Capitol Square on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday."

More: http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/news/2012/mar/03/18/womens-rights-protestors-rally-capitol-grounds-abo-ar-1737914/


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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 02:39 PM

17. Thomas Jefferson built the capitol

According to people overheard on the video.

I wonder what he'd think of the machine guns and the riot gear.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 03:44 PM

18. As always, men stand against women

 

Nothing new to see here.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 05:24 PM

19. My GAWD

are we back in the era where there were no women rights? Come on! The effing crazed goppers are creating protestors, especially women, which I don't think they will be able to handled and will surely cause their effed-up party to lose across board all over the country.

Why do the GOP party hate women?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 06:33 PM

22. Gearing up for Occupy's American Spring

 

I really don't think the protesters' gender was what triggered police violence; but
I could be wrong.

I do think our so-called "law enforcement" institutions in every city are being
groomed and equipped to insure that there will be mass arrests of ANY
group that attempts to still use what used to be our constitutional rights of assembly
and speech for redress of grievances.

well, maybe not ANY group, as I don't recall riot cops dragging off the Tea Party
clowns by their hair to paddy wagons.

We are so screwed. Congress just pass a law with overwhelming veto-proof
majorities ... passed Senate UNANIMOUSLY ... to create HUGE NO-FREE-SPEECH
ZONES... called National Security Zones .. declared by DHS for events such as
the G8 meetings in Chicago; which literally FORBID ANY kind of demonstration or
protest presence.
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2012/mar2012/prot-m03.shtml

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 06:35 PM

23. Obama is going to regret this ! n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 10:35 PM

25. Spam deleted by NRaleighLiberal (MIR Team)

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 02:41 AM

27. K&R

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 02:58 AM

28. is it Facism yet?

 

Gee wonder why this isn't all over cable news? Vile.

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