Princeton "Filibuster Frist" Student Protest Enters Its 59th 60th ... 62nd Hour!
by Cool Blue Reason
Thu Apr 28th, 2005 at 18:33:49 PDT
Students have been protesting round-the-clock outside the Frist Campus Center at Princeton University, denouncing the "Nuclear Option" being pushed by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, Class of 1974. Yes, it's that Frist's campus center...
The protest started at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 26, and it will continue as long as students, faculty, and members of the community step forward to protest one-party rule (we're booked solid through Saturday). Speakers are going all night - despite rain, drunken heckling, and attempts by campus security and Princeton borough police to shut down the protest. We've been gathering outside the Frist Campus Center, a building funded by a $25 million donation from Bill Frist and his family.
Students and a few faculty members have read from biographies of the judicial nominees, poetry, the Constitution, Monty Python, the Declaration of Independence, Princeton's "Rights Rules and Responsibilities" policy, the Princeton University student phonebook, articles and editorials on "Justice Sunday," Wendell Berry essays, and children's books. We've also enjoyed some lighter moments of ad-libbing.
The protest has been shown on CNN's "Inside the Blogs" feature, written up in the AP News Wire, covered by Josh Marshall's Talking Points Memo, and discussed on the nationally syndicated Thom Hartmann radio program. We've been live-blogging at the Princeton Progressive Review, and we've jury-rigged a webcam with a live video stream of the protest.
posted by Steve @ 1:06:00 AM