Where does the urge to be a spoiler, to hurt others by assault come from? What would possess a grown person to plan to make false fire alarms and try to shut down a Conference?
What should CPAC attendees do when the fire alarm goes off or someone shouts “fire” in a crowded ballroom or hall?
The protesters suggested pulling fire alarms in the hotel where the conference will take place, screaming “fire” during conference activities, “glitter-bombing” participants, cutting electrical power, and barricading entrances to the hotel, according to the source, who requested anonymity.
“Speakers will be physically assaulted, not just verbally confronted,” the source told Scribe in an email. Two Occupiers, who the source also identified as members of the New Black Panther Party, “said they would be disappointed if they didn’t get arrested and planned to ‘make it count.’”
There wasn’t a sign of any trouble on Wednesday night during early registration and check in for those who’d pre-registered.
I wonder whether CPAC-ers will be the first group to occupy an Occupy event? We’ve done this sort of thing, before. I’ll have two video cameras ready to go, and so will my friend.