On a recent Saturday, there were the usual lineup of escorts and antis around the entrance to the clinic.
A was part of a group of antis blocking the entrance and was screaming at the top of his lungs at clients who were entering. A is there every Saturday, but he was louder and more aggressive than most days.
Escorts were having difficulty moving clients and companions through the crowd of antis three deep in between the porch pillars in front of the entrance. It was cold and windy, so maybe they were gathering in numbers to stay warm.
There isn’t a lot of room between the pillars of the overhang, so escorts were angling towards the part of the property before the entrance to ease clients in towards the door instead of pushing through the antis.
When A got distracted, another anti started yelling at the entrance. Among other things he told another escort, “You are going to die.” Nice.
The escort got him on film and asked him, “Is that a threat?” He didn’t answer, but decided to move to another part of the property line where he continued to yell at clients through the window of the clinic’s waiting room.
Just another Saturday morning.
REMINDER TRAINING TONIGHT:
Taking Care: Exploring Strategies for Activists
Don’t be scared off by the A word! This workshop is for parents, teachers, friends, advocates, and allies!
Join us for an evening of activities and discussion presented by members of Wench Selfcare Education Collective.
When: Monday, December 3, 2012, 6P-8P.
Where: Louisville Free Public Library, 301 York St, Louisville, KY 40203