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Old 07-30-2010, 02:28 PM
Location: Phoenix
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PHOENIX - We call them “professional protesters.”

They call themselves “activists.”

Regardless of the label, they aren’t the homegrown grassroots movement they want you to believe.

Most of the real homegrown protesters exchanged hugs and sighs of relief Wednesday after camping out diligently for more than a hundred days at the state capitol. They were actually overjoyed by a judge’s decision to block key provisions of SB 1070, effectively gutting the bill until she can hear out the entire lawsuit.

That was good news for those who’ve opposed the law, but that decision apparently came too late to cancel the caravan of buses from L.A. Organized by a labor union, they left at 4 a.m., for a one-day demonstration in Phoenix. They planned to leave later in the day and be back at home in their own beds in California by midnight.

I certainly don’t have a problem with people traveling to a different state to protest a law they don’t like. It’s their first amendment right, and such a tactic was, in fact, at the heart of the civil rights movement in the 1960s.

But what I’ve personally observed, at various political conventions and hot-button stories, is many of the “professional” protesters are anything but peaceful and non-violent.
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Irvin Commentary: Are all protests worth the time

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Old 07-31-2010, 10:15 AM
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The illegals protesting and demanding their rights, blocking traffic and waving their Mexican flags and chanting in Spanish was actually a great use of their idle time (which for most is a lot) because it opened the eyes of many Americans.
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