Bloomington Mn- A terrible day for animal lovers worldwide as three animal activists were arrested for protesting outside of Walter Palmer’s River Bluff Dental Clinic in Bloomington Minnesota. Police arrived at River Bluff Dental Monday Sept 28 and instead of arresting the lion killer dentist, three protesters were arrested at the peaceful protest.
The arrested include a 41 year old Bloomington woman for vandalizing the sign of Walter Palmer’s office along with 2 Florida women 44 and 41 years old for ‘aiding’ the act according to Bloomington Police Cmdr. Kim Clauson. The details are unclear as we have some rumours circulating that Palmer might have told the cops to arrest more people than they should to thin out the protesters outside his place.
Monday’s protest was not the first that took place outside of Walter Palmer’s office as around half a dozen protests has taken place outside River Bluff Dental since news about Cecil the Lion broke out with the first happening late July with over 50 protesters. Protests are still happening on a daily basis to remind the world that the dentist has to pay for his crimes.
While the local news tired to discredit the brave protesters by generalizing all protesters to be violent and radical, the fact that nothing was vandalised and nobody was hurt for the past half dozen protests is good evidence that most protesters adhere to a peaceful/no violence protest principles. Like most protests, a few bad apples and radicals who do not adhere to the peaceful principles may ruin the reputation of the majority.
Could this be a sign that the police are stepping up and are siding with lion killer Walter Palmer? Should peaceful protesters take a proactive stance to prevent radicals from tarnishing their image? Share your thoughts in the comments.
The team at Cecil’s Pride does not condone illegal actions and we believe that animal lovers should should pursue peaceful and non violent options to advocate for the animals. We are proud to support legitimate activists that ADHERE by PEACEFUL and NON VIOLENT principles to advocate for the needs of animals. Join/support one here or start your own peaceful rally.