The direct action group GetEQUAL released this video featuring Lt. Dan Choi in advance of a May 2 demonstration at noon in front of the White House protesting “Don’t ask, don’t tell.” Choi has been arrested twice in the last two months for chaining himself to the White House fence protesting the military policy.
At the last protest, police chased reporters out of Lafayette Park when they made their arrests. Over the weekend, the White House apologized for being overly aggressive with the media covering the event.
GetEQUAL wants to coordinate other actions with their D.C. protest. On their YouTube channel they wrote:
There will be a rally in Washington DC on Sunday, May 2, 2010 to pressure the President with the demand he transmit IMMEDIATELY to the Senate Armed Service Committee the language for repeal into the Defense Authorization Bill.
If you would like to plan your action for this date, by all means do. If not please email the date and details of your action plan to: DADTRepeal@gmail.com so we can try to coordinate and assist in publicizing!
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