For the previous post about the epic fail of a protest against General Mills, I wanted photographs of how few protesters there were. So on my lunch break, I drove over to the General Mills campus near the intersections of Hwys. 169 and 394. The protest is located on a public park across the street from the General Mills campus. I walked around a bit and snapped some pictures and walked back to my car.
As I was getting in I saw a blond, male protester hustling over toward me. Maybe he was one of the organizers or leaders of the protest.
"I saw you were taking pictures, who are you here for?" he asked.
"MN Progressive Project," I replied.
"I've copyrighted my image," he stated. "If you use it I'll sue you for infringement."
"Go ahead," I retorted. "I could use the publicity."
"I saw that you were taking pictures from across the street," he continued. "That's private property and its against the law."
"No big deal," I replied. "I've got some from on the street [which is public property]."
This was an odd threat as why would General Mills help the movement they just publicly came out against by helping the opposition harass someone taking pictures for the sole purpose of embarrassing them. Anyway, apparently this is how this particular right wing christian thinks.
And he stepped aside so I could drive off.
"Take it up the ass," he called after me as I drove away.