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Scenes from the Berkeley counterinsurgency: City council retreats?

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By Michelle Malkin  •  June 23, 2008 05:46 AM

Well, it’s about damned time. The Berkeley City Council surrenders to the nationwide backlash (and perhaps to liability concerns) and reportedly drops its preferential treatment policy of providing free parking to anti-war agitators Code Pink, who’ve been working tirelessly to boot the Marines out of the moonbat enclave.

Zombie’s got a new photo essay of the Marine recruiting center protest and counterprotest this weekend–attended by several hundred bikers and other pro-troops supporters.

Melanie Morgan blogged from the scene.

The SFGate reports:

No arrests were made, but one member of World Can’t Wait, an organization that seeks President Bush’s ouster, was briefly detained by police for using an electric bullhorn – his organization had not obtained a city permit allowing amplified sound.

“There was a lot of verbal energy,” said Kusmiss.

In one brief vocal flareup, an anti-war demonstrator muttered at a group of bikers, “Why don’t you go to war?”

“I did 20 years so you can say what you’re saying,” replied Jim Dunn, 45, of Monterey, who served for two decades as a Navy hospital corpsman. He belongs to the American Legion Riders, a national organization of motorcycle enthusiasts that supports the military and raises funds for veterans’ homes and children’s hospitals. He attended the rally with his girlfriend, Karen Sakais, a retired water quality inspector.

“This country is based on freedom,” she said. “I recognize and respect everyone’s right to protest. I’m here to support our troops – they are our sons and our daughters.”

The counterinsurgency continues…and don’t forget: From The Frontlines keeps the ball rolling on June 26. Be there!

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