MILE SQUARE EXCLUSIVE
Anticipating a protest at yesterday’s town hall meeting in Hoboken, some barriers were set up across the street. About thirty minutes before the event began, MSV went out and took a few pictures. Local resident Margaret O’Brien recognized Da Horsey and called out but for what reason is unclear. She got a friendly wave back before MSV went in to set up and broadcast the event live in its entirety (see video below).
Resident Margaret O’Brien was joined by four other protestors.
These astroturf signs are sponsored by a group called bailoutpeople.org.
The two other protestors.
Who exactly is this group on the signs?
A quick search online shows the website as a left wing organization. Further research on that website shows a central organizing member, LeilLani Dowell also a founding member of a group called F.I.S.T. – Fight Imperialism Stand Together. The group features a picture of mass murderer Che Guevara on its website and supports a platform of amnesty for illegal aliens, standing against Israel and the US, and offers a primer “What is Marxism all about?” also defining Leninism. Yes, that Lenin – the same guy who overthrew the Russian tsar and helped institute communism where tens of millions of people in the gulag known as the Soviet Union were killed over decades.
Photo from the FIST page
There’s no linkage suggested in the actual individual protestors at the event yesterday and the organization(s) behind the signs. It’s historically common for communist groups to take the initiative in these type of protests and then infiltrate other groups such as labor who are expressing opposition from its members.
And of course it’s fine for people to disagree and protest on the complex issues in the detailed legislation put forward. It is however a story no one else has written.