Everyone has a right to peacefully assemble and protest – but the anti-Trump lunatics who are still making noise can’t seem to grasp the “peacefully assemble part,” and don’t care who they put out. These rabid idiots cared more about getting their misguided message out than about someone’s life that was in peril during an emergency situation and stood in the way of getting to the hospital until the EMTs taking the individual there took matters into their own hands.
Be near an “anti-fascist” rally even remotely identifiable as a Republican, and you can expect to have your head kicked to the curb rather quickly. No one expected love trumping hate to hurt so much.
Even when their protests don’t include fists flying, they’re still putting people at risk. Perhaps their most mind-numbingly pointless tactic is one that was pioneered first by the Black Lives Matter movement, and then by the anti-Trump kooks. It’s unclear how they think they’re going to be bringing anyone over their side. Do they think that someone stuck in traffic for four hours is going to leave that situation making special note to vote against Trump next election? Of course not.
At the very best, they’re wasting people’s time, and at the very worst, they’re putting lives at risk. As was reported back in July, the Memphis Black Lives Matter rally shut down the I-40 bridge Sunday night with hundreds of protesters refusing to leave. Traffic could not go across, but paramedic Bobby Harrell with Crittenden EMS was determined to get to a child who was stuck on the bridge with his family. The paramedic who managed to get the child the care they needed, after nearly 30 minutes of delay.
And now, they’re at it again. As the Gateway Pundit reported:
State Police and media reports say about 100 to 200 people, who were protesting President Trump’s immigration policies, ended up blocking an ambulance from getting to a local hospital, which forced paramedics to perform an emergency medical procedure themselves on a “critically ill patient.”
State Police say they did arrest the leader of the protest but not before he tried to flee on foot including knocking into some of the protestors he helped organize. Law enforcement officials issued a sternly worded statement about the incident.
“The Connecticut State Police would like to remind the public that protests blocking any highway or roadway is not only a crime, but dangerous and will NOT be tolerated. All laws will be strictly enforced,” State Police said in a news release.
Paramedics were forced to take matters in their own hands and perform an emergency procedure on the patient.
Thank God they were able to perform – but how long will it be before these protestors kill someone?