Protester Arrested at White House


Usually watching CNN with one eye as we blog from our undisclosed location doesn’t give us much new fodder, except for the occasional “stuck landing gear” crisis. But today we are aghast at the coverage of Chinese President Hu Jintao at the White House.

At an outdoor ceremony, Bush told Hu:

China has become successful because the Chinese people are experience the freedom to buy, and to sell, and to produce — and China can grow even more successful by allowing the Chinese people the freedom to assemble, to speak freely, and to worship.

Seconds later, one of the people assembled on the White House south lawn actually tried to speak freely right here in America — about both the lack of free speech and religious freedom in China.

That free-speaking woman was promptly hauled off and arrested:

Crooks and Liars has the video. Are protesters usually arrested after they are escorted out?


  1. The first amendment only provides the right to say what you want, it does not provide the stage to do it.

    By your logic I should be able to come into your bedroom at 3am with a bullhorn and start talking.

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