People Sell Lemonade at Capitol, Are Arrested
August 23, 2011
I don’t know whether they’ve ever heard of Mark Steyn, but this past weekend a group of people answered his call for lemonade-stand civil disobedience, albeit on the Capitol lawn, not on their own lawns, and with the stand operated entirely by adults—though perhaps civil disobedience had better be done by adults, actually. Three people were arrested and taken to jail.
The protesters sold lemonade without a permit for 10¢ a cup to all comers, as more and more police swarmed around them (apparently they needed a lot of reinforcements), until they were handcuffed and taken away in a police van. Watch the video and learn more at their site, Selling Lemonade Is Not a Crime, or at the blog Photography Is Not a Crime, which is where I first heard about this. Read all about it at the Daily Caller.
According to the Daily Caller story, as of the day of the event, “nearly 5,000 people were registered to participate via Facebook, and there were at least 35 different groups participating in the protest across the country.”
Notice that the woman who keeps assaulting the cameraman says, “Hello, how ya doin’? Don’t take pictures of us. Get out of our face,” but has to walk over to him to reach his camera; so it seems clear to me that he was not in anyone’s face.