Dear PoP – Photo and Video of protest at Nationals’ stadium Sunday

“Dear PoP,

Just wanted to let you know there was a protest today against the Arizona bill, SB 1070, at the Nationals stadium today – they were playing the Arizona Diamondbacks, whose owner is a staunch right wing supporter of the bill. There were several banner drops, a picket line, and several people ran out onto the field with a banner. There were also several arrests and detentions.”

Do you guys think this is an effective way to protest the bill?

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  • Absolutely it’s effective. They took the fight right to the world of sports.

  • It’s definitely an effective strategy and sports is proving an excellent platform to challenge the racist SB 1070. The activists on the inside were supported by a lively picket of up to 100 people on the outside. Also the AP story is being picked up all over the place! DC was the 17th city to protest the Dbacks, what if in 17 more cities games are disrupted?

  • It’s totally an effective way of protesting the bill – it’s a reminder that, no matter where the Dbacks go, they’ll have to put up with this kind of stuff. By extension, so will the MLB, and so will Ken Kendrick – if they’re not excited by the prospect, they might just do something.

    And a bunch of like-minded future protesters are being created whenever some major news outlet runs the story.

  • The protests aren’t against the Diamondbacks or even MLB specifically, but they using the Diamondbacks as a platform as the 2011 All-Star game is slated to be in Arizona. Seeing as baseball has a large percentage of Hispanic players, I guess it makes sense to protest during their games.

    Personnally, I don’t have a problem with banners but I do have issues with idiots running out on the field.

    • I agree that it is a good way to protest against SB 1070. However, it needs to be noted that the reason the D-backs have been the focus of this attention is because the owner of the team, Ken Kendrick is one of the largest donors to the Arizona Republican party, who push through this legislation. So there is a reason to protest the D-backs.

  • Sure its effective, it made that baseball game fun to watch.

  • I was at the game. I am totally sympathetic with the cause, but the protest yesterday was totally ineffective. The protesters looked idiotic, and they couldn’t even unfurl their banners so they could be read. Most fans had no idea what they were doing there.

    Let’s think outside the box, guys.

    • That may be true. However, they have managed to gain a lot of media coverage. And that media coverage probably reached more people then were actually at the game over the weekend. So over all….pretty effective.

  • Yes, Bud Selig is a moron.

  • I agree that it’s a very effective form of demonstration, but I have to question the swiftness with which the Nationals removed the group’s banners, while an overzealous branch of the Ku Klux Klan continues to display their signage just below the Miller Lite sign on the left side of the scoreboard.

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