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article imageLaRouche demonstrators accused of hate speech

By Andrew Moran     Nov 6, 2009 in Politics
On Tuesday, demonstrators in support of former Presidential candidate and Economist Lyndon LaRouche were accuse of hate speech as they handed out LaRouche material and held a photo of President Barack Obama with a Hitler moustache.
Last month, Digital Journal reported on a trio of demonstrators at Toronto's Dundas Subway Station as they handed out booklets of information on Lyndon LaRouche and his views and also a large photo of US President Barack Obama having an Adolf Hitler moustache. It was pretty tame as people walked by but, according to Wicked Local, people were offended by a group of Lyndon LaRouche demonstrators in Bridgewater, Massachusetts at the Boston State College.
One senior of BSC, Noube Rateau, told Wicked Local, "I completely understand freedom of speech, but that’s hate speech. If it was George Bush, I would have been here, too. It has nothing to do with party or race. When I first saw them I felt angry, but then I said to myself, I’m going to handle this professionally."
Rateau further mentioned that the group appears every Tuesday handing out LaRouche literature but they refused to identify themselves to the African-American Rateau. However, they did verify that they were not students of the college.
The senior did try to have the demonstrators removed by they were on public property. The school confirmed that they have not violated any rules nor have they been violent. Rateau believes, however, that eventually the actions of the group will lead to violence. One of his friends even held a counter-protest and discussions have occurred, "There’s going to be someone in the school who has a bad day and decides to do something about it. It’s like a volcano."
Rateau concluded that he tried to challenge them a debate but they wouldn't provide him their contact information so he has one solution, "I’m going to do a documentary on healthcare."
Digital Journal reported this week that Lyndon LaRouche will have an international webcast on November 11 at 1:00 p.m. EST.
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