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BURLINGTON: On the heels of Senator Patrick Leahy's vote in support of the National Defense Authorization Act residents of Burlington as well as Ferrisburg, Bristol, and other surrounding towns arrived outside Leahy's Main St. office building to protest his vote that supported, among other things, the codifying into law, the indefinite detention, without charge or trial, of American citizens.
Feeding off the national debate that the NDAA has stirred up, Vermonters demanded a meeting with Leahy's staff in order to air their grievances. Meeting yesterday at 4pm with Leahy's Chief of Staff John Tracey, the Vermonters expressed grave disappointment with their Senator. "Apparently the tradeoff of getting National Guard Representation on the Joint Chiefs of Staff was worth it to nullify our Constitution. Even with the signing statement, who's to say what interpretation the next President will have when they come into office?" said Jonathan Leavitt, a Burlington resident who attended the meeting.
Meanwhile, the protest continued down on Main St. as various members of the press arrived to conduct interviews and photograph various protesters, some of whom concealed their faces, citing distortion of their words by the local corporate media in the past.
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Members of the international press corps gather to interview the Occupiers after their disruption at the Santorum event
Articulating a message about the effect of money in politics, an Occupier is interviewed by a major news outlet
Orthodox Jews gather outside the debate hall as well to denounce Zion-ism and the United States support of the state of Israel
A ranking officer from the Concord Police Department is given instructions by the GOP security forces that surround the hall
John Huntsman, the only GOP candidate to directly address media and demonstrators is quickly surrounded and overwhelmed with questions
Occupiers confront the GOP candidates as they flee the demonstrations that have surrounded the debate hall