I relish the opportunity to attack the unions. I do so with regularity. But on this point, I have to sing their praises. The Rhode Island protesters done good. Michelle Malkin has the story.
At AFSCME’s “solidarity” rally in Providence, Rhode Island on Tuesday, a cameraman was accosted by a fuming pro-union protester. The cameraman had his back to the goon, who appears to accost him unprovoked. The goon screams:
“I’ll f**k you in the ass, you faggot!”
His shouting escalates and other union supporters try to intervene as he threatened the cameraman, but he continues to foam at the mouth.
The “solidarity” mob finally starts chanting “Hey, hey, ho, ho, union-busting’s got to go” to drown out the goon’s snit fit. He yells that he will “follow you out of here.”
The eruption starts at 7:32 in this video.
That goon was out of control. That goon was violent. That goon was criminal. And that goon got arrested and charged.
But it was the rest of them that deserve praise. The crowd tried to calm him down. When that didn’t work, they separated him from the cameramen who were obviously there to record “the enemy” in action. And then they began loudly chanting their spiel to drown him out. The kerfuffle interrupted the speechifying as the police were brought in to deal with the goon. And then the emcee stepped up and gave a very appropriate caution to the crowd.
This is what I like to see. A large crowd of boisterous protesters peacefully protesting and properly policing the goons within. I disagree with just about everything the union protesters are pushing — because it’s wrong for society — but I support their right to boisterously do so, peacefully. They done good.