On Tuesday, an estimated 175 Tea Party activists protested outside the IRS office in the suburban Chicago community of Downers Grove. Here’s a reportfrom someone who attended the event:
What surprised many was a Homeland Security vehicle came past the protest twice. As you can see from the picture, the vehicle had tinted windows so we are unsure if there were any cameras inside. Were pictures taken of the attendees? Will any of the attendees now be further targeted by the IRS or Homeland Security?
Downers Grove, Illinois was not the only Tea Party protest at IRS offices that experienced scrutiny from federal authorities on Tuesday.
At the IRS offices in St. Louis, the Department of Homeland Security stationed a fleet of vehicles and several armed guards to keep a watchful eye over the St. Louis Tea Party protest.
In Los Angeles, one eyewitness (as reported by Gateway Pundit) described Department of Homeland Security efforts to intimidate Tea Party protesters, which apparently included observation by overhead helicopters:
Many of our 300 tea party folks were approached immediately by Homeland Security and told they could not be on federal property. My lawyer told me as long as I didn’t block passage we were OK. Many Homeland Security trucks and a helicopter above us scared many patriots so most of group went to public side walk to rally.
However, I stayed at IRS entrance telling Homeland Security it is my right to be there.
Then as I was leaving carrying my sign a woman jumped out of her car in IRS parking lot and started threatening me, “I am with ICE!”
To which I replied, “I am with Laguna Patriots!”
This is a copy of the full article provided by the Conservatives at Breitbart
British citizens were fooled into trusting a government that left them unprotected. The result: London under siege.
Smashed windows and cars on fire – one of Europe’s most peaceful capitals, Stockholm, is witnessing its worst outbreak of violence in years. Hundreds of youths, mostly immigrants, have ripped through the city’s suburbs in four nights of unrest. The violence has shocked the country, famous for its attractive immigration policies and generous welfare system. Sweden has for years been accepting immigrants who fail to integrate, and are only there to get money for nothing – that’s the view of Swedish journalist Ingrid Carlqvist.
Riots in Stockholm’s suburbs continued for the third night after the fatal shooting of a 69-year old man by Swedish police triggered street violence. The shooting took place on 13 May with riots ongoing since Sunday 19 May. The rioters consist mainly of young people who say they are protesting against police brutality and inequality in Sweden. Rocks were hurled at police and cars have been set alight.
Muslims Chasing and Beating Police Agents
Riot police spent a second night outside Stockholm trying to contro lprotersters angry about a recent police shooting, NBCNews.com’s Dara Brown reports.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Supporters of immigration reform rallied across the nation on May Day in lively gatherings that were marred by a burst of violence in Seattle, where police fired pepper spray at rock-throwing protesters in clashes that left 17 people arrested. Thousands joined May Day rallies in dozens of cities from Concord, N.H., to Bozeman, Mont., many of them offering support for legislation… Read more →
Fiery clashes broke out between protesters and police in Paris on Tuesday, hours after France legalized gay marriage. The vote followed a wrenching national debate that exposed deep conservatism in the nation’s heartland and triggered huge demonstrations. Legions of police officers stayed late into the night. A protest against the measure turned violent near the Invalides complex of museums and… Read more →
Photo: AP Nowhere else in Europe are neo-Nazis and right-wing extremists profiting as greatly from the financial crisis as in Athens. As they terrorize the country with violence, the police stand back and prosecutors are powerless. The Municipal Theater in Piraeus, Greece, was bathed in an eerie light, with yellow floodlights and red torches combining to illuminate the theater’s neoclassical… Read more →
Photo: The Telegraph Bahrain International Circuit chairman Zayed R Alzayani has condemned as terrorists those who use violence to protest in his country. The Feb 14 Youth Coalition, an underground movement, this week embarked on a week-long campaign entitled ‘volcanic flames’, as part of their condemnation of the Bahrain Grand Prix. Slickly-produced videos have appeared on YouTube of the protesters… Read more →