A spur of the moment decision by campaign staff and a local State Representative brought presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani to a small Colorado town one hour north of Denver on Saturday where local 9/11 truth activists would take full advantage of the opportunity to confront the former mayor about his potential foreknowledge of the September 11th attacks.
According to the Reporter Herald Giuliani’s staff put a required fundraising minimum on the event of $60,000 in order to bring “America’s Mayor” to the small town. Speaking about the short notice and the minimum dollar amount state Rep. Don Marostica, a staunch supporter of Giuliani’s presidential bid said “They called me last Friday (and) said you have 11 minutes to make a decision, or else we’re going to take him to Lincoln, Neb.,” Marostica’s assurance that he could raise at least the established amount, paved the way for a visit to this small venue that was kept open to the public.
From 9:15am to noon Giuliani would be visiting 3 separate events in the small towns of Loveland and Windsor. The latter two were private brunches in Windsor where local supporters could pay between $1,000 and $2,300 per plate to attend the fundraising event. However the first stop was the Loveland Coffee Co., a small coffee shop no bigger than a modest living room, to greet the public and get a feel for what’s on their mind, a perfect venue for a local 9/11 truth activist group to ask some tough questions regarding the role Giuliani played on 9/11.
Members from WeAreChangeColorado.org and TruthAlliance.net teamed up with New York 9/11 researcher and Chief Editor of the New York Megaphone newspaper Sander Hicks to perform a well coordinated truth action event targeted at Rudy Giuliani. Mr. Hicks was in town giving an interview for the groups as well as speaking at a 9/11 truth event in Denver for Colorado911Visibility.org. After arriving at the Coffee shop a little after 9:15a.m. Rudy Giuliani underwent numerous confrontations with 9/11 truth activists inside and outside during his 35-minute stay at the coffee shop. The highlights can be seen in the above video.
Although police escorted many of the 9/11 truth activists off the private property, none were handcuffed or arrested. They were simply told not to come back on the property in which they willingly complied and continued to protest from public property. In some clips Loveland police look rather aggressive in removing the activists who were extremely frustrated in not being able to finish asking a question to a public figure before being removed. But throughout the ordeal Loveland Police remained professional and even at one point gave an activist over a minute to stand on a chair and shout questions to Giuliani inside the confined coffee shop before escorting him out.
The media coverage of the 9/11 activists at this event was surprisingly fair and thorough, getting airtime on 2 major news networks during their evening, and nighttime newscasts. The coverage online at some of the local newspapers’ websites were very neutral also. The media however did fail to air the groups primary question regarding why Giuliani has publicly denied making a statement to Peter Jennings at noontime on 9/11 that he had been informed that the twin towers would collapse before they did and we wanted to know where he received this knowledge, and why weren’t the fire fighters alerted to this report. Group members even stayed after in which they rigorously debated this fact with Giuliani supporters. See the Peter Jennings video below that sparked this controversy.
Over all the truth action was extremely successful in bringing attention to Giuliani’s potential foreknowledge regarding the events of September the 11th. The police were very professional and the media coverage was considerably more than anticipated. The truth activists demonstrated courage and determination in their roles. In fact the only people who displayed abominable behavior was Rudy Giuliani’s supporters. Repeatedly chanting “tase him” as some activists where non-violently displaying their right to free speech. At one point a Giuliani supporter even went so far as to punch one activist twice in the stomach as he was standing on a chair in the coffee shop shouting questions at Giuliani, a failed attempt to silence him. Not only were those two punches caught clearly on our video camera but were also caught by the local fox cameraman on his camera, and subsequently aired in their segment on the fox nightly newscast. If you’re not looking for it you’ll miss it but you can clearly see the two punches, as well as on our camera hear the truth activist turn to the guy and say “don’t punch me, fool” with a muffled “that’s assault” as the man scurries off. If Giuliani and others cannot answer specific questions put forth by the 9/11 truth community it will only make these encounters more frequent as patriots across the country attempt to hold their leaders accountable in a public forum, by exercising their Bill of Rights as guaranteed in the Constitution.
(11/12/07) UPDATE: JOURNALIST SANDER HICKS FILES FORMAL COMPLAINT WITH LOVELAND POLICE