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  •  I've been at some (9+ / 0-)

    fairly personally dangerous protests and vigils.  The scariest ones for Lt. Watada - the first officer to stand against the illegal occupations.  We met with him underground but the truly scary shit was when about 8 of us stood outside Ft. Lewis, WA.  My knees still shake when thinking about that one.  

    I've had to make a promise to my husband to tell him excactly what goes on from me immediately upon returning.  He doesn't like to hear a year later at a dinner party that some jerk hit me with a lit cigarette in the face or that townies kept driving by throwing Big Gulps and gravel at us.  He wants to know the truth.  He's ex military and one time a car drove by a peace vigil and through a soda can at the signs and it almost hit our daughter and another child.  He went running down the stree to kill the guy.  He's not "peaceful" in that way :)  So he stays home with our son who is disabled but has done many vigils...

    Anyways, one time at a Peace vigil, two elderly ladies turned and hugged each other and one of their signs smacked me in the mouth.  Split my lip, made me bleed and I went home later with a bruised, puffy smile.  My husband instantly freaked out and didn't believe me right off.  

    But yes, I've been bloodies and bruised by a "Give Peace a Chance" sign :)

    "When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace." ~Jimi Hendrix

    by Damnit Janet on Fri Sep 02, 2011 at 08:50:55 AM PDT

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