Politics | Organized protests are nothing new or sinister, but ramping up the anger can backfire
by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/08/18, 03:52 pm
WASHINGTON—Waiting in line on Capitol Hill to get into the Senate hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Peggy Nienaber of the ministry Faith & Action saw organizers prepping protesters. Organizers had them sign civil disobedience forms if they planned to get arrested, held their belongings for them—which police would otherwise confiscate after an arrest—provided them meals, and handed them $50 in envelopes for bail.