September 4, 2009
Note: In the body of the article, demonstrating is casually equated with terrorism.
FORT LEE — Motorists along state Route 36 just outside Fort Lee slowed down yesterday morning to take a peek at the soldiers in full gear guarding the main gate.
[efoods]About a dozen protesters held posters and chanted, “No more hate! No more hate!”
The base’s law enforcement made sure the demonstrators stayed calm and outside Fort Lee’s perimeters.
It was a peaceful and short demonstration, but such an unusual scene that a traffic backup seemed inevitable.
“What’s going on?” asked a passing driver.
Fort Lee law-enforcement, civilian and military personnel were simulating a protest as part of a three-day anti-terrorism and force-protection exercise at the Army base.