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Protesters target Condi Rice in Tampa

By Josh Richman
Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 at 2:31 pm in Republican Party, Republican politics.

The Bay Area’s own former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, now a Stanford professor and Hoover Institution fellow, was targeted by protesters today in Tampa. Via the Associated Press:

TAMPA, Fla. — Police in Tampa stopped a dozen anti-war protesters from entering an event attended by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice after the group said it intended to arrest her for war crimes.

The protesters from Code Pink carried handcuffs Tuesday and tried to enter a performing arts center. Rice was attending an event in conjunction with the Republican National Convention. They said they wanted to make a citizen’s arrest of Rice. She was George W. Bush’s National Security Adviser when the Iraq War started in 2003.

Officers told protesters to leave because they were on private property. They went back to the sidewalk and several lay down under sheets made to look like they were blood-splattered.

The group says it will try to arrest other members of the George W. Bush administration.

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  • Elwood

    You wonder what goes through the heads of people like that. What is it, I wonder, that they hope to accomplish?

    To me it just looks like mutual masturbation.

  • RR senile columnist

    Code Pinko advocates using violence in its struggle for peace. Ain’t that cool?

  • JAFO

    Visitors cetainly have lots of entertainment options in Tampa Bay this week. In addition to the GOP convention, it’s nice to know the circus is also in town. Can’t you just picture all of these clowns tumbling out of a little car?

  • Church State

    How symbolic yet ironic for Mitt Romney to announce his VP choice on the battleship USS Wisconsin. GOP Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney certainly has the comfort of knowing it will not be the children of his fellow church members that will be fighting in any U.S. wars. The State of Utah lawmakers and other LDS/Mormon faithful lawmakers went to Washington in the 70′s and made sure federal regulation was passed to exempt their 19-24 year old men and women from serving in the US Military. On any given day The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) – The Mormons has as many 40,000 young men and women missionaries in this age group serving their church worldwide.