Contrary to THIS Houston Chronicle report, approximately 30 protesters blocked access to small businesses and disrupted services used by visual & hearing impaired Houstonians yesterday. The building, at 3311 Richmond Avenue, houses the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services office. Texas DARS, in conjunction with two State agencies, recently produced two American Sign Language videos on West Nile Virus Prevention.
The protesters, according to eyewitness reports and the below photos but NOT mentioned in the Houston Chronicle article, put themselves forth to be members of HOPE; the Houston Organization of Public Employees and the Texas Organizing Project. My source also verified bullhorns and foul language were used and protesters went into individual offices that have no association with the Harris County Republican Party, also located in the same building.
Attached are pictures taken (and printed here with permission of the photographer) of the protestors INSIDE the building with bullhorns (peaceful protest, right?).
If these miscreants are so upset over Mayor Parker’s decision to provide tax incentives for the construction of luxury high rise homes..if they’re so angry over the President’s Food & Drug Administration decision to revoke use of Avastin in breast cancer treatment, maybe they should be protesting outside Houston City Hall, the White House or the Harris County Democratic Party offices?