We received a message today about a couple of people who went to the U.S. Embassy in Brussels, Belgium to protest the 200th execution under Texas Governor Rick Perry. They went to the Embassy and
“stood in front of the Embassy with one big banner (Texas, stop executions!) and a smaller one (Gov. Perry = serial killer = tonight 200th victim). Unfortunately after less than half an hour, four policemen came. They said they were sent by the Embassy to remove us. They confiscated our banners (before we had any chance to take pictures) and they copied our ID’s. We’ll get a fine.
“But the most important of this story is that the Embassy saw our banners for sure and didn’t like our message in such a way that they sent the police over to remove us!! So nevertheless, we got our message out and they received it!!”
Congratulations to our courageous friends in Belgium. Shame on the U.S. Embassy in Brussels. Maybe they have not yet received the news that George W. Bush is no longer president of the U.S. and we the people do not appreciate this type of behavior.
Here is the address of the U.S. Embassy in Brussels, in case anyone wants to write them and complain to them about calling the police on peaceful protesters. You can mention in your letters, that the embassy should invite the protesters back to participate in a panel discussion or other event that allows the people of Brussels to learn about the United States’ use of the death penalty.
Wayne J. Bush
Chargé d’Affaires, a.i.
Embassy of the United States of America
Regentlaan 27 Boulevard du Régent, B-1000 Brussels
Phone: (32-2) 508-2111
Fax: (32-2) 511-2725