Monday’s Lancaster Police Protest Achieves Levels of Humiliation for Politicians and the Press that Shouldn’t Be Possible
How many levels of humiliation are possible? If you’re an observer of Monday’s protest in the park next to the Lancaster police station, it’s hard to keep track.
For the protesters in general, their numbers are down from more than a 1,000 just eight days ago to maybe three dozen, four dozen tops today, and that’s despite having a visit from a sitting US Senator, Bob Casey, D-Penn. Also it was a day of beautiful weather, but the enthusiasm seems nearly empty.
For Casey, he’s facing the fact that he couldn’t draw more than three or four dozen people to an existing protest even with the help of Lancaster Mayor Danene Sorace.
For the “free” press, including reporters from the LNP, WGAL Channel 8, and Harrisburg’s ABC 27, they let themselves be restricted from a public gathering, in a public park, featuring two public officials – Casey and Sorace – speaking to members of the public.
They did allow one black reporter to listen in, of course. But everyone else obeyed the command and muzzled themselves.
Here’s the revolutionary vanguard that kept the press at bay – a few scrawny, unwashed-looking Antifa and BLM types.
And the final humiliation? Watching a sitting US Senator and city mayor bend their knees to a crowd for a full nine minutes.
All in all it was what should be an embarrassing day all around.
Even after Casey agreed to meet with protesters again, and trying to spin the event into campaign talking point, the protesters weren’t happy.
“Why we have to wait three months? He got here two weeks after the protests started,” one asked.
Meanwhile, in more relevant news for normal people, downtown restaurants with patios were open again, and it was a wonderful sight.