Just imagine for a minute if some Tea Partiers threw smoke bombs near the White House. They’d be declared a terrorist group by the Justice Department, Congressional Democrats would be hyperventilating before the cameras and the media would be apoplectic, calling them racists and terrorists. But since these folks are the darlings of the media and Democrats, they can hardly stifle the yawns.
Hundreds of protesters held a rally outside the White House in Washington DC, forcing a temporary lock-down of the building after a smoke bomb was thrown over its fence.
“Occupy DC” protesters demonstrating against income inequality gathered at the Capitol building in Washington DC before marching down Pennsylvania Avenue, with a brief stop at the Supreme Court before arriving at the White House.
More than 1,000 protesters then held a rally outside the White House where a smoke bomb was propelled over a fence on the north side of the building.
George Ogilvie, a spokesman for the US Secret Service, said the suspected smoke bomb was thrown after the majority of demonstrators had left.
A small amount of smoke is believed to have been dispersed and police pushed protesters back so they could perform a thorough sweep of the area.
People inside the White House were initially prevented from leaving but were later released through a side exit.
Here’s some video: