A small group (9 people) of “Democratic anarchists” descended on Rep. Bob Aderholt’s district office yesterday. The canny intruders, armed with walkers and canes, moved slowly towards the building, planning to totally disrupt Aderholt’s office by sliding a letter under the door. Good thing the police arrived quickly!
Meticulous planning went into the operation, according to Aderholt constituent and member of the AL-04 Indivisible organization, Yvonne Foster:
Our group leader had talked to his district aide who said he would not be here but we could leave a letter under the door and post some stick it notes on the door. But the campus police told us we could not come inside, that it is a private building which is not true, of course.
The minute this little band of agitators maneuvered their walkers through the door, the building receptionist called police. Well darn. This must have been the biggest thing to happen in town in a long time: five police cars and a number of security officers responded.
Apologies for the video quality. It’s a cell phone video uploaded to Facebook, downloaded from Facebook, & uploaded to YouTube!
This took place in the Tom Bevill building on the campus of the Northwest-Shoals Community College. Or did it? The group got several conflicting stories explaining their expulsion from the building:
- The building is “no longer” part of the campus.
- Campus police: “Students are in class” and the group “posed a threat.”
- The building is “private property.”
The irony of this happening in a building named after a beloved former Alabama Congressman who was always open and accessible will no doubt be lost on Aderholt and his staff. Or maybe not… you can always contact them and ask!
Keep it up Republicans. 2018 is coming and we’re looking at YOU.
UPDATE! More video at this follow-up article.