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Rep. Bill Young 'raised his cane largely looking like he was attempting to strike the protester'



From Creative Loafing's account of a a large Fiscal Cliff protest event at the Seminole office of U.S. Rep. CW Bill Young, R-Indian Shores:

....As the office closed, Young arrived flanked by St. Pete College police officers as well as staff members, including Glenn. One particularly persistent activist went on to loudly ask Young on his stances while getting into close proximity of the 81-year old congressman. It did not end well. Young grabbed the activist by the arm and raised his cane, largely looking like he was attempting to strike the protester until both were separated by the police officers present.

Repeating that the activists were trespassing on federal property multiple times, Young did engage one constituent in passing saying that he “was the middle class” but largely didn’t address the questions on cuts. The congressman was escorted into the building as the protesters discussed taking legal action against Young.

The police were rather nonplussed by the situation, pointing out that the young man did aggressively confront the congressman....

[Last modified: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 12:43pm]


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