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

2 comments:

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...

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