Code Pink Radicals & Pro-Military Supporters Collide in Berkeley

Protests in Berkeley…
Pro-Military supporters rallied today for the US Marines
So did Code Pink.

Anti-war protestor Giovanni Jackson, center, is pulled away from a confrontation with war supporters by Sgt.Randolph Files of the Berkeley Police Department in front of a Marine recruitment center in Berkeley, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007. The Marine office near the University of California opened some months ago but was only recently discovered by the anti-war group Code Pink. They have been holding regular protest rallies there, which led to the counter-protest. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

The Daily Californian reported on the dueling protests:

The women’s anti-war organization Code Pink has demonstrated outside the office every Wednesday since Sept. 26, when it put signs with messages such as “Recruiters Lie, Children Die” on the building. The group says it will continue its protests until the center leaves town.

The group’s actions have prompted a counter-protest planned for today led by conservative groups like Move America Forward.

The office, which serves the northern half of the Bay Area, is perceived as a threat to the community by some city officials and anti-war residents.

“It’s very unfortunate that they opened a recruitment office in Berkeley,” said City Councilmember Linda Maio. “I don’t think it’s appropriate for this town. I don’t think it reflects the sentiments of the citizens.”


Diane Layfield, left, wears a jacket with a picture of her son Travis, who was killed in Iraq, as she stands with Migue Chacon, right, and other supporters of the war at a rally to counter anti-war protestors in front of a Marine recruitment center in Berkeley, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007. The Marine office near the University of California opened some months ago but was only recently discovered by the anti-war group Code Pink. They have been holding regular protest rallies there, which led to the counter-protest. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Free Republic has photos from Berkeley.

Michelle Malkin has a report and photos.

Notice the hammer and sickle…

CodePink co-founder Medea Benjamin, left, has a face off with Melanie Morgan, local radio personality and founder of Move America Forward. Pro-military demonstrators faced off in downtown Berkeley against CodePink on Wednesday, saying the anti-war group defaced a Marines recruiting center that opened in Berkeley last January. (Chronicle photo by Michael Maloney)

Previously:
Code Pink Defaces US Marine Recruiter’s Office in Berkeley
Code Pink Founder: “I Don’t Need Soldiers to Protect Me”

UPDATE: Here you go Midwest Engineer- To donate to Move America Forward go HERE.

UPDATE 2: Move America Forward has a great roundup on the very successful event.

UPDATE 3: You must read Neptunus Lux– SFGate quotes a lying deserter.

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