Lemonade Freedom Day. Protests took place in several cities. In Philadelphia Mr. Fernandes and his family were part of setting up a lemonade stand in Rittenhouse Square in center city. He explains why they're doing this in the video below:
All went smoothly in Philadelphia, the lemonade stand was allowed to operate undisturbed by the authorities. Such was not the case in Washington, DC where three activists were arrested for selling lemonade at the Capitol building:
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Saturday, August 6, 2011
The Brandywine Peace Community strikes again, this time protesting against Lockheed Martin building parts for nuclear missiles on the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan during World War II. The protest went well with speeches, music, and the use of crime scene tape to block the entrance. The civil disobedience squad was arrested trying to deliver documents to Lockheed Martin.
After the protest I drove around to the spot where the Tea Partiers do their Saturday sign wave to share the message about Focus on Peace, the politically neutral peace movement. Some were receptive and some were hostile. The hostile ones were the most interesting. First, one told me that peace was impossible until the Prince of Peace returns. I suggested that in the mean time we could all do our little part to help make things better. This started him accusing me of being a progressive liberal and then a liar for denying it. After I said he should have an open mind he said that he has a closed one and what was I going to do about it. Some rather aggressive talk from someone waiting for the Prince of Peace.
One of his colleagues asked if I believe in Glenn Beck. When I replied that he was a mixed bag advocating some freedom and some big government ideas this really got them outraged. How dare I not believe in Glenn Beck! Unfortunately, I have no video of the Tea Party people. Hopefully, the narrative is entertaining enough.
Enjoy the video and pictures of the protest at Lockheed Martin: