A press release from the United American Committee:
The United American Committee announces a protest rally on March 4 against the recent sale of the operations of our nation’s ports to a United Arab Emirates-owned company. The protest will be held in New York by the port at West 42nd St. & West Side Hwy (Route 9A) in Manhattan on SATURDAY, March 4, 2006, at 12:00 Noon, with a protest on the West Coast as well on the same day, Saturday, March 4, at 11000 Wilshire in West Los Angeles, also at 12:00 Noon.
“Would we have allowed our ports to be operated by a Japanese Imperial owned or German Nazi owned company during WWII?” remarks United American Committee founder Jesse Petrilla. “We have heard from our politicians, now it’s time that we hear from the people of America…We need to send a clear message to our president that Republicans and Democrats alike agree that this deal goes against the best interest of our nation and its people.”
The UAC believes that President Bush should reconsider his vow to veto any legislation that may pass through congress which would block the sale. The UAC stance is that President Bush needs to realize that neither Democrats or his Republican constituents want this sale to occur. The United Arab Emirates is a government which has been far from cooperative in the war on Islamic extremism.
The UAC urges anyone within distance to attend the rally in New York or Los Angeles and for those in middle America to gather their friends and hold their own rallies in their towns. The United American Committee asks that protesters send a united message against the sale of the ports. Rally details are subject to change and all updates will be on the UAC’s website at www.UnitedAmericanCommittee.org.
“The people need to stand up and demand that the government address the will of the citizens to stand against our enemies before it’s too late…before one of those cargo containers comes through with a nuclear bomb inside.” says Petrilla.
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