Our group was composed of four people, we initially decided to set up in the campus area called “Red Square” to take photos and post fliers. Red Square was sparsely populated at the time, with only small numbers of people passing through. After finishing our photos, we decided to move to another location where hopefully a crowd could be drawn. While on the move we encountered an officer from the campus police dept who politely inquired into our activities and informed us of our rights to free speech and the rules regarding protests. He also warned us about their heighten sensitivity to visitors due to recent threats to WWU President, Bruce Shepard. From there we found a nice little green belt with a small hill, grass and large trees; the area was right across the street from the Viking Union where they were having an Earth Day event. The VU appeared to be populated with a few dozen people and was probably one of the most active locations on campus that afternoon.
We started with three people holding the [“DIVERSITY” = WHTIE GENOCIDE] banner and one blasting the Mantra into the Thunderpower 1200 megaphone we brought along. Three of us each took a turn blasting the Mantra, then I started blasting from a list of mini mantra’s. By the time I got through with half a dozen mini’s we started to draw a small crowd of people who crossed the street from the VU to talk with us. For the next 60-90 minutes we talked and debated the group, who appeared to be mostly students and for the most part were well behaved. The highlight of my afternoon was definitely an older woman born and raised in Norway, then moved to the US. She was typical “white anti-white” and stubbornly resistant to our ideas and talking points. I suspect she was a professor at WWU but she refused to identify herself when I asked for her name. She was a tough cookie but I managed to frustrate her fairly well toward the end. All in all, it was good times.
The one disappointment was our lack of photos or video from the Viking Union demonstration. We were so busy holding signs, blasting the megaphone and talking with the crowd, we never got photos or videos. There were people at the VU pulling out their cameras and taking pictures of us, so I suspect they’ll probably show up on the internet somewhere. If anybody sees anything about our visit to WWU, please pass it along to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Western Washington University “too White” says President