Unhinged Antiwar Liberals Clash With Police Near Pentagon

News Channel FOX5 in Washington DC has rare video footage mentioning the clashes today between antiwar liberals and police officers near the Pentagon.
I know… This isn’t exactly shocking news.

Liberals clash with police at the Pentagon in Washington DC. Many of the liberal antiwar protesters carried vinegar (soothes the effects of tear gas) in preparation of the clashes. (Getty)

Maybe they were upset because they had such a pathetic turnout?

Protesters clash with police after leaving the protest route near the Pentagon during an anti-war rally March 17, 2007 in Arlington, Virginia. (Getty)

Liberal antiwar protesters could not help themselves and found themselves clashing with police in Washington DC today.

A protester is apprehended during a clash with police after leaving the protest route near the Pentagon during an antiwar rally in Washington, DC.(AFP/Brendan Smialowski)


The Washington Post whitewashes the protester clashes with police:

Shortly after 2 p.m., however, there was a stand-off between police and a small group of the marchers who tried to make their way from the Pentagon parking lots into the building. Pentagon and Virginia State Police — wearing full riot gear — held firm but some of the protesters sat down and refused to move back to the area set aside for the march. After about an hour, the group of about 70 protesters took a vote and agreed to back away from the police line and move over to the main rally in the Pentagon’s north parking lot.

At least two people were arrested there.

In this photo taken with a video camera, Virginia state police block the entrance to the Pentagon during a protest against the war in Iraq near the Pentagon Saturday, March 17, 2007 in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

NBC4 has more on the arrest of antiwar liberal protesters:

Tens of thousands of anti-war activists faced police in riot gear at the Pentagon on Saturday to denounce U.S. policy in Iraq.

Police pushed the protestors back after a raucous march from the National Mall, participants said. People on both sides of the debate shouted at each other, while barriers and police on horseback kept them apart.

The New York Times also whitewashed their reports mentionign only “50 counter protesters” but added this about the arrests:

Near the Pentagon, police officers in riot gear spread across the road, effectively blocking the demonstrators from approaching the building. Five people were arrested by the Pentagon Force Protection Agency for “failure to obey a lawful order,” said Cheryl Irwin, a Pentagon spokeswoman.

(This post was Updated and Bumped)

Gates of Vienna has a view from the other side of the protest today.
Michelle Malkin has a terrific roundup with reports that the Opposition protesters were 30,000 strong!… and Brave!

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