And so it starts:
The protesters suggested pulling fire alarms in the hotel where the conference will take place, screaming “fire” during conference activities, “glitter-bombing” participants, cutting electrical power, and barricading entrances to the hotel, according to the source, who requested anonymity.
“Speakers will be physically assaulted, not just verbally confronted,” the source told Scribe in an email. Two Occupiers, who the source also identified as members of the New Black Panther Party, “said they would be disappointed if they didn’t get arrested and planned to ‘make it count.’”
The source quoted another protester as saying, “Mitt [Romney] has Secret Service now, but [Newt] Gingrich and [Andrew] Breitbart don’t,” seemingly suggesting that the latter two would not be as heavily guarded.
Protesters planned to conduct most of these activities on Saturday, the last day of the conference, so as not to overlap with the recently announced protests by labor groups on Thursday and Friday. [Emphasis mine]
This is what a challenge looks like. They’re daring us to make the first move. I have no doubt that these people are going to come out in full force and do as much damage as possible, but it’s important to remember who these people are. Occupy DC is not comprised of your typical, smelly “occupiers”; these people are backed extensively by the AFL-CIO, have a ton of funding, and are used to being coddled by the authorities in the District.
I’m not your mother. I’m not going to tell you to not engage these people, because I think you should engage these people: call them out on their hypocrisy (and lack of hygiene.) But keep in mind what the purpose of this statement is: to draw out the conservative grassroots.
Keep this in mind: with every blog post, tweet, and video upload, emphasize the fact that these people aren’t grassroots. These people are 100% in the pockets of the unions, and there isn’t much a union shill won’t do for 15 minutes of fame.