Occupy protester hands President Obama a note

Posted on November 22, 2011


This is fantastic!!! The right to protest is protected under the First Amendment of the United States of America, which trumps all other local laws.

I’m so passionate about this one that I created a petition to President Obama to recognize that the Constitution is the supreme law of the land; sign here: http://signon.org/sign/the-constitution-trumps?source=c.url&r_by=1460565




Occupy protester hands President Obama a note

By Holly Bailey | The Ticket – 1 hr 40 mins ago

The Occupy movement trailed President Obama to New Hampshire today, where protestors briefly interrupted his jobs speech at a Manchester high school.

Using the so-called “human microphone” method, protestors shouted Obama down just minutes into his speech, calling attention to the arrest of peaceful protestors at Occupy movements around the country.

They were quickly countered by students, who began chanting, “Obama! Obama!”

But after the speech, a member of the movement got close enough to Obama as the president was shaking hands with members of the audience pass him a note, which was photographed by the Associated Press’ Charles Dharapak:

Mr. President: Over 4000 peaceful protesters have been arrested. While bankers continue to destroy the American economy. You must stop the assault on our 1st amendment rights.  Your silence sends a message that police brutality is acceptable. Banks got bailed out. We got sold out.

President Obama isn’t the first politician to be targeted by the Occupy movement. Two weeks ago, Michele Bachmann was briefly interrupted by Occupy Charleston protesters at speech in South Carolina.