Saturday, August 26, 2006

Allen, Dogged By Protest, Dodges Downtown

Allen visit attracts protesters Protesters dressed as a banana and a monkey wear signs reading "Racism is not a family value" while walking down Beverley Street in downtown Staunton today. A handful of protesters, as well as a few supporters, were on hand Friday afternoon to express their views during a visit by U.S. Sen George Allen that was canceled at the last minute.

4:35 p.m. STAUNTON — Sen. George Allen gave the slip to protesters, supporters and city officials today, bypassing an afternoon stop in downtown Staunton for an unannounced lunch break at a local drive-in restaurant.
The last-minute change in plans came minutes after a man identifying himself as a University of Virginia law school student broke in front of reporters at an event at Staunton’s Holiday Inn, forcefully asking the senator, “Have you ever used the word n-----?”

Allen Gave The Slip To Protesters


basheert said...

Allen is another one of THOSE illustrious representatives of the RePIGlican Party.

I'm sure the framers of our Constitution are currently rolling over in their collective graves.

S-Q said...

It just amazes me how some folks are so racist! Allen should be ashamed and go away!