local6.com - Politics - Protestors Ransack Bush/Cheney Headquarters In Orlando: "ORLANDO, Fla. -- A group of protestors stormed and then ransacked a Bush-Cheney headquarters building in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, according to Local 6 News.
This is very disturbing-- it looks like an effort to intimidate and harrass people who are merely exercising their first amendment rights. Lest a comparison be made to demonstrations in Miami after the 2000 election, I remind you that those people NEVER invaded an office and never broke the law. Those people never went where they were not permitted to go.
These people, in a series of planned events have invaded Bush for President offices and dumped letters and correspondence on the floor.
What do they have planned for election day?
Protestors Storm, Ransack Bush-Cheney Headquarters In Orlando
Local 6 News reported that several people from the group of 100 Orlando protestors face possible assault charges after the group forced their way inside the Republican headquarters office.
While in the building, some of the protestors drew horns and a mustache on a poster of President George W. Bush and poured piles of letters in the office, according to the report.
'We told them to leave, they broke the law,' Republican headquarters volunteer Mike Broom said.
Two protestors received minor injuries when the crowd stormed the building, including a Republican volunteer.
One of the protestors said she wanted to send a message.
'We want to send a clear message to Bush, we want him to take his hands off our overtime pay,' protestor Esmeralda Heuilar said.
Local 6 News learned that most of the protestors were from the AFL-CIO and were taking part in one of 20 other coordinated protests around the country.
A spokesperson with the AFL-CIO told Local 6 News that the Orlando protest did not go as planned.
A protest similar to Orlando's demonstration was held at a Bush-Cheney office in Miami at the same approximate time, Local 6 News reported.
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