A protest planned for Friday is calling on like-minded patriots to unite in the nation’s capital to demand the ouster of a number of politicians.
Known as Operation American Spring, retired Army Col. Harry Riley explained that those involved will be “calling for the removal of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, and Eric Holder as a start toward constitutional restoration.”
Reportedly fashioned in the same mold as rallies like Occupy Wall Street, organizers are expecting as many as 30 million individuals to take part.
As a response to last month’s standoff between supporters of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and federal Bureau of Land Management officers, the same group has also announced a simultaneous demonstration near the Bundy Ranch in Bunkerville.
Events planned by other groups in the past have failed to deliver the radical change sought, leading Riley to suggest a new approach is needed.
“For more than five years,” he said, “We the People have been writing, calling, faxing Congress, the media, screaming in town halls, marching, rallying, demonstrating, petitioning, all to no avail. Every branch of government looks at We the People, whom they have taken an oath to serve, as pests, interfering with their political agenda, cramping their self-serving, greedy agenda.”
He explained that the previous efforts have culminated in what he expects to be a major show of populist solidarity.
“Every political persuasion, rich, poor, every color, all ages, men, women , liberal, conservative, independent, unemployed, et al, are now mobilizing to participate in this peaceful, non-violent, cause in the search for constitutional restoration for America,” he concluded.
Of course, many involved expect some level of retaliation by the targets of their outrage. As OAS spokesperson Terry Trussell noted in a recent radio interview, he is concerned the Obama administration could launch a drone strike on protesters gathered in D.C.
Riley has reportedly already received death threats, resulting in an FBI complaint against a man calling for his execution on Facebook.
On Saturday, a complaint was filed with the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center against Colorado resident Nathaniel C. Marshall over a Facebook event calling for the execution of Col.
For more information on the event, visit the Operation American Spring Facebook page.