BAM-N Disrupts Board of Canvassers

This, thanks to the Gongwer News Service, a news company that covers Michigan politics. One of the many reasons mainstream groups should not work with them:

Special Update, Wednesday, December 14, 2005, 1:07 pm


What was expected to a be a pro forma meeting of the Board of State Canvassers to comply with a Court of Appeals order became an extended lunch break late this morning after high school students brought to the meeting by By Any Means Necessary brought the meeting to a halt.

A motion by Republican board member Lynn Bankes to certify the proposal by the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative to end affirmative action in the state was met by loud chants from BAMN supporters. The chants evolved to dancing in the aisles and, eventually, the overturning of the testimony table.

After beating a hasty retreat, with police assistance, to a neighboring meeting room, the board agreed to attempt to reconvene at 2 p.m. to complete its action.

The protesting students and their leaders also vowed to return to the meeting.

Author: Rob Goodspeed


  1. A BAMN crowd surge flipped over a table, several (minor) assaults occurred, one person was arrested (outside, presumably after being over-excited by the incitations in the Lansing Center).

    Still believe they shouldn’t be on the FBI watch list? Terrorism is the subversion of democracy by violence or the threat of violence.

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