A client and companion arrived walking, refusing escort and waving away all anti attempts to talk to them. They were at the door about 5 minutes before the clinic opened.
We explained when the clinic would open and they could wait by the door if they wished, but the antis would talk to them. “No, we’ll just walk around.”
They walked down the sidewalk, again waving the antis away. It was a gesture like you would use to shoo flies. They returned the same way; waving and walking purposefully.
None of the antis interfered or chased them on their walk, even though we had some aggressive regular protesters present. The look in their eyes, or the way they did not hesitate, or the absence of acknowledging the antis, or the shooing away worked for them.
It was very nice to watch.