(NaturalNews) Organized by Adam Kokesh, the host of Adam vs. the Man
on RT America (www.RT.com/usa
), a dance protest
last Saturday attracted dozens of people who engaged in silent dancing
inside the hall of the Jefferson Memorial. But even as they swayed in silence, the D.C. police viciously assaulted them, choking Adam Kokesh around the throat, then picking him up and violently slamming his body to the ground (http://rt.com/news/arrest-police-usa-kokesh/
This is the new standard of violent government oppression in America: The mere fact that your body is moving rhythmically
is now enough to get you violently assaulted by law enforcement. That this is taking place inside the memorial of Thomas Jefferson
is, all by itself, an insult to what the memorial itself stands for: Freedom. If anything, Jefferson would have welcomed the idea of people dancing, singing, speaking and even dissenting in the hall of his memorial. Thomas Jefferson, after all, was the most famous anti-government revolutionary in U.S. history.
And it was he who warned about the rise of corporate fascism and runaway government power.
I've posted the video of the D.C. police violence against the protestors at NaturalNews.TV: http://naturalnews.tv/v.asp?v=7A89D7EC8565C50E29B2901589E0D547
You'll be arrested, but we won't tell you why...
Here are some of the words exchanged between police and the protestors, before the arrests began:D.C. Park Police:
If you come out here and you demonstrate by dancing, you will be placed under arrest. Does everybody understand that? ... and you will spend the weekend in jail.Citizen:
But sir, that's illegal. What would we be charged with?D.C. Park Police:
You are too far away from the city to allow citation to reappear, therefore they lock you up and hold you.Citizen:
What exactly would be the violation?D.C. Park Police:
You'll find out.Citizen:
What law is that?D.C. Park Police:
I'm just giving you the warnings right now. Citizen:
You're telling us you'll arrest us, but you're not telling us under what law or under what authority...D.C. Park Police:
If you're dancing in here, we're gonna [unintelligible]... [walks away]
After this exchange, the police
begin violently assaulting the dancers, including place them in choke holds and body slamming them onto the concrete floor.
[Heard in the background] "Dancing in a public area is now a crime!"
Adam vs. the Man
Adam Kokesh hosts a program on RT America, and his website is http://www.adamvstheman.com
He's sometimes described as a "left-leaning radical" but what I see in Adam is a person who isn't afraid to assert his freedoms and challenge the status quo. That makes him more of a liberty-oriented individual in my book.
I'm actually scheduled to be on his show in about two weeks, during which we will share the word about health freedom
and the FDA war on nutrition and healing.
If you'd like to help support my appearance on Adam's show, simply go to this page and vote for "Mike Adams":http://www.adamvstheman.com/suggestions
Adam is making waves with his protests and his challenges to federal tyranny, and we intend to cover his upcoming events here on NaturalNews (see below).
Join the massive dance protest this Saturday, June 4th, at the Jefferson Memorial
NaturalNews urges its readers who are within driving distance to D.C. to join the massive dance protest
that's now forming up for Saturday, June 4th.
In response to the violent arrest of dancers last Saturday, Adam Kokesh
is organizing this repeat dance protest
this Saturday, which aims to attract hundreds of people
to come dance at the Jefferson Memorial.
It's called the Dance Party at TJ's!
The page describing this upcoming event is: http://www.adamvstheman.com/video-contest
And the Facebook page is:
Dancing commences at exactly twelve noon
. Importantly, you do NOT have to risk being arrested if you don't want to... just dance outside
the memorial (on the steps) in a show of support. If you wish, you can dance inside
the memorial and risk being arrested or even violently attacked by the vicious D.C. park police who somehow think they have the right to physically attack American citizens right inside the Jefferson memorial itself!
Bring your video cameras to record the protest, and bring a backup camera in case they seize your first one!
Who is Adam Kokesh?
By the way, I don't yet know Adam Kokesh in person, so I can't say whether I agree with everything he advocates, but that's not important right now. What I really admire about Adam is his courage to engage in a public display of civil disobedience
much like we saw in the civil rights movement. By daring to dance at the Jefferson Memorial, he is giving the finger to the police state and engaging in precisely the kind of freedom of speech that we should all be exercising.
That is no doubt why the D.C. park police choked him and body slammed him to the ground... to send a warning message. This is the way government thugs
operate: Through the threat of violence. They have no respect for freedom, no respect for the Bill of Rights and no respect for individual citizens. They use fear, force and violence to protect their interests, usually at the expense of the very public they falsely claim to be serving.
By dancing at the TJ memorial, Adam is exposing the existence of the police state in America
. Think about it: If they can't allow you to even silently move your body in rhythm
, what chance do you think there is of them allowing you to speak your mind?
The fact that they are arresting dancers at the Jefferson memorial perfectly parallels the reality that the TSA is reaching down your pants at the airports: It's all a symptom of the rising police state
that respects no freedom of expression and no law whatsoever.Join the dance protest this Saturday
and bring your cameras! Get this footage on the record, because this will become part of the historical record of the American police state and its response to peaceful protest at the memorial of one of the most important anti-government revolutionaries in our nation's history: Thomas Jefferson.
Again, the website to learn more is:http://www.adamvstheman.com
And be sure to vote for "Mike Adams" so we have more support to be on Adam's show:http://www.adamvstheman.com/suggestions
Watch for more breaking news about this protest on June 5th!
Famous quotes from Thomas JeffersonWhat country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.
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