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News :: War and Militarism
Dick Cheney Met By Protesters on 4th of July
05 Jul 2008
Anti-war and impeachment protesters met Dick Cheney as he visited Boston July 4th. The "president of vice" , Dick Cheney, came to Boston, MA this July 4th--he was present at a military re-enlistment ceremony aboard the revolutionary war era ship the USS Constitution ("Old Ironsides"). About 50 anti-Cheney and anti-war protesters greeted his motorcade entering the Charlestown Navy Yard with protest signs and jeers.
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Dick Cheney July 4th In Boston--Met By Protesters-photos and video
There were plenty of police present to protect Cheney from the people's moral outrage. There were also many tourists present to observe the annual July 4th Old Ironsides sailing and who saw the protest.

It's ironic that Cheney, one of the principal degraders of the Constitution, should be invited on board a ship named the USS Constitution. In the video linked here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-P-kaKS8ruE revolutionary "Sam Adams" reads aloud from the Declaration of Independence and indicts Cheney for high crimes against the people, hanging "King George" in effigy.

At the end of the video, Cheney's motorcade drives past the protesters as Cheney waves at them(Cheney is inside the limo, so his wave wasn't picked up by the video camera).
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Dick Cheney July 4th In Boston--Met By Protesters-photos and video
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Dick Cheney July 4th In Boston--Met By Protesters-photos and video
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Dick Cheney July 4th In Boston--Met By Protesters-photos and video
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Dick Cheney July 4th In Boston--Met By Protesters-photos and video
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Dick Cheney July 4th In Boston--Met By Protesters-photos and video
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Dick Cheney July 4th In Boston--Met By Protesters-photos and video
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Dick Cheney July 4th In Boston--Met By Protesters-photos and video
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Dick Cheney July 4th In Boston--Met By Protesters-photos and video
See also:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-P-kaKS8ruE
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July 4th Chenney Protest
06 Jul 2008
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On July 4th, members of Veterans for Peace, Code Pink, Republicans for Impeachment, and 911 Truth movement gathered at the Boston Harbor to protest Vice president Dick Cheney. About 50 protesters with bullhorns let the Vice president know that he was not welcome as he went on board the USS Constitution to participate in a reenlistment ceremony...
Sofia Jarrin and Chuck Rosina file this report.


Sofia intro act

Sofia Jarrin, celebrating her first year of citizenship by participating in the very patriotic act of protesting government policies.
She was part of A small but angry group of protesters who mingled with tourists at the Charlestown Navy yard on the 4th of July.
She recorded some interviews with protesters, tourists, and counter-protesters..

Ed act

That was Ed from Arlington, who came down only because he wanted to the the USS Constitution.
Sofia next spoke with a protester who preferred to remain anonymous

Anno act

Another protester, Amy Hendrix, is with United for Justice with Peace, and active on torture issues at Gitmo.
She was asked what she thought of Chenney on the Constitution

Amy Act
Acts 9 and 10

Some of the protesters at the Charlestown Navy Yard on July 4th.
Sofia also spoke with some tourists. Here is Ray Brown, from Lexington, KT.

Ray act
Chris act

There was quite the range of opinions to be found on this day at the Charlestown Naval Yard. One man was taunting the protesters with shouts of “Hippie,” as if that were a bad thing. Sofia tried to engage him in conversation.

Hippie act
Repubs for Impeach act

Republicans for Impeachment.com That’s a good one.
Other Conservatives who are supportive of the Administration didn’t know what to make of that.
Another protester was dressed in Colonial garb, and carrying an Effulge.

Sam Adams act

v/o Dec. of Independence


A protester dressed up as Sam Adams in the Charlestown Navy Yard on July 4th. This report was recorded by Sofia Jarrin, and edited by Chuck Rosina for the WMBR Local Edition and What’s Left.

Dec of Independence out.