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Civil unrest

November 6th, 2004 (01:21 pm)

Oh, joy:

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Vandals spray painted vulgar messages on the walls of the North Carolina Republican Party headquarters and left a burned effigy depicting President Bush and Sen. John Kerry, police said.

Authorities detained several suspects early Saturday, hours after the attacks took place Friday night, but had not filed any charges, police spokesman Jim Sughrue said.

A police officer reported Friday that about 100 people wearing masks and gloves were walking down a street near the headquarters, authorities said.

Given the mask and gloves, and that the effigy depicted Bush and Kerry, it sounds like the Black Bloq guys (who also made an appearance here).

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Posted by: i'm a pirate! arr! (badficwriter)
Posted at: November 6th, 2004 09:55 pm (UTC)
Mistress

Hunh. I'll have to look this up. I live in North Carolina and, for a Southern state, it has a strong Democrat presence. The numbers were closer than might have been expected and some counties went very blue. Might be the high black population.

A lot of politics seemed personality-based here. Jesse Helms is so beloved, there's a sign that declares itself his home city.

The last Democratic Governer, Hunt, was also very charismatic and loved (and conservative). His chosen replacement, Easley, is less liked, but he had Hunt's recommendation and the personal, public endorsement of Matlock (Andy Gibb?).

Senator Edwards is liked, but folks get nervous about his youth and 'slickness'. Fort Bragg people were especially concerned about decisive leadership.

Interesting, most of the Black Bloq people were wearing black hoodies.

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