[After having been asked to leave the steps...] As a woman who identified herself as Mary Doyle of the Diocese of Oakland began to read a prepared statement, Cooper [the security guard] stepped into the middle of the group and told her to stop.He then apparently showed them the "border line". After having determined that they were on private property, most people would relent and move to public property. It's quite revealing that they did not:
Another man in the crowd asked Cooper if he was afraid of the group.
"No, I am not afraid of you," Cooper said. "I asked you very politely to break this up and you have not done it. Can you please comply with that?"
A demonstrator told Cooper, "No." Another person said it was the group's First Amendment right to be there.
"To invade private property is your First Amendment right?" Cooper said.
At one point, Doyle began reading her statement again, and Cooper started making loud noises over her speech in an effort to get the group's attention. He asked the group to move again... [...they got into an argument...]They didn't cross the sidewalk, the sidewalk crossed them.
...In the end, the organizers moved 10 feet to a nearby sidewalk and continued their demonstration.
Immigration2007a · Tue, 05/29/2007 - 18:33 · Importance: 1