In the wake of the Code Pink/Berkeley attack on the Marine recruiting center, anti-war loons are redoubling their efforts to harass and impede business at military recruitment centers across the country.
First, check out this Code Pink alert:
Join us for Counter-Recruitment this Friday, February 22nd at our new location at the U.S. Navy Recruitment Center!
Join CODEPINK outside of the Navy Recruitment Center in Santa Monica! Wear your pink for peace as we gather to spread the anti-war message and to educate the public about the risks associated with military recruitment and why it’s smart to OPT OUT. To attend, meet us outside our new location at the U.S. Navy Recruitment Center located at 2708 Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica (90403) at 12 noon this Friday the 22nd. Let’s show our support for Berkeley and let everyone know that Santa Monica is still in the running with Counter-Recruitment!
Let us know you’re coming by contacting Sarah at 310.827.4320 or [email protected]
Second, the military recruiting station in Washington, D.C. at 14th and L was trashed by anarchist students. They brag: “Funk the War storms, trashes 14th and L military recuiter (sic).”
After many previous protests had found the 14th st recruiter “closed” at 5PM, Funk the War found them open, and the door unlocked at nearer to 6Pm and promptly exploited the situation by demonstrating to them first hand how an occupying force behaves.
After a loud commotion inside while outnumbered cops watched, recruiters finally managed to get protesters to leave-but not before literature and full-body length cardboard displays in the street window area were destroyed. In addition, hundreds more “Funk the War” stickers were plastered all over just about everything that would take them. By the time everyone was out it looked like a tornado had swept through the lobby.
One recruiter tried to grab an activist but found himself overpowered by SDS’s superior strength and numbers and had no choice but to give up!
This came on the heels of the whole group marching in K st and Connecticut Ave at the height of rush hour, closing War Profiteer’s Row to cars fro quite a while. The group closed out by going after DC GOP headquarters, but that door was locked and there were too many cops around to break it down.
If you are in the area, there is going to be a counter-protest. Beverly Perlson writes:
“FreeRepublic is planning a demonstration of support on Friday 21 February from 1500 to 1800 hours in front of the Recruiting Station at 14th & L.”
Show your support. Berkeley was just one battle. These punks are everywhere.