Protesters arrested at her home as Pelosi warms-up Netroots Nation goers

The Bay Area’s KRON 4 covered a protest that took place yesterday at the home of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. More than 100 people gathered to demand that Pelosi withdraw HCR 362 which calls for a naval blockade of Iran. Eric Garris has posted the video report to blog along with a detailed report from CodePink activist Janet Weil.

The congresswoman was not at home; she was in Texas at the third annual Netroots Nation conference (formerly known as the YearlyKos Convention):

Between 2,000 and 3,000 liberal-leaning bloggers are getting some face time this week, in hopes of gathering strength before the fall election.

The four-day Netroots Nation 2008 conference, which started Thursday in Austin, Texas, will feature more than 150 speakers and 125 panel discussions and events.

As three protesters were being arrested at her home, Pelosi was participating in an “Ask the Speaker Session” that was live blogged on DailyKos. I can’t seem to find the word ‘Iran’ in the post or the 173 comments that follow it but there is a brief exchange regarding the “CodePink dips” in the audience who were “acting up”.

Barack Obama is so right. There is much more that unites us than divides us. Behold the Netroots defending a scripted event against the protests of “attention whores” and “jerks”.

A commenter to this post writes that “Markos (Moulitsas) called Code Pink “jerks” at a later event.”

Jason Linkins tweeted this to the Huffington Post: “Code Pink exit the room with a trenchant reminder of what attention whores they are.”

The trenchant reminder:

Before Pelosi speaks, an announcement is made from the podium that disruptions will not be tolerated…we will be arrested.

In this video something is thrown at the tiny group as official-looking people escort them out of the hall.

The CodePinkers promised to be and pictured here look subdued during Ms. Pelosi’s presentation. How dare they express themselves when her highness declared the scripted question and answer session was over! Off with their heads!

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