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April 21, 2010

Obama's White House Chases Reporters Away from Gay Rights Protest

The President must be getting pretty tired of gays. He throws them a bone with the hospital visitation memo but they're still interrupting his speeches and chaining themselves to the White House fence. They want cameras because it keeps the pressure on him to actually do something about DADT, like he said he would.

The White House solution? Keep the cameras away:

Police chased reporters away from the White House and closed Lafayette Park today in response to a gay rights protest in which several service members in full uniform handcuffed themselves to the White House gate to protest "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

People who have covered the White House for years tell me that's an extremely unusual thing to do in an area that regularly features protests.

A reporter can be seen in the YouTube video above calling the move "outrageous" and "ridiculous."

The Park Police later allowed the cameras back, perhaps after realizing they'd gone too far. Or was it them? The Park Police is saying that the cameras were moved back on orders of the Secret Service. Secret Service says it was Park Police. Uh huh.

The six were eventually cut free and led away. The spent the night in jail; the arraignment is this morning.


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