Pro-Life Activists vs. Jimmy Kimmel Thugs
The youth pro-life activist group Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust is picketing comedian Jimmy Kimmel's Los Angeles home as I type (read to end) and will be picketing his studio on Hollywood Boulevard later today.
The group is demanding an apology, and here's why.
On June 25 the Survivors were holding a Face the Truth pro-life picket in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Blvd.
A Kimmel crew showed up to film a stunt across the street from the Survivors....You can see their light set-up and intended direction of the shoot in the photo, right (click all photos to enlarge).
But at some point the crew became aggravated by the pro-life activists because they refused to move along and turned one of the hot spotlights on Survivor Ryan Bueler...
Bueler refused to move and for 15 minutes there was a stand-off, during which time a bracelet he was wearing and his sign were partially melted, although he escaped uncooked. The police were called, and of course they arrested a pro-lifer, Survivors founder Jeff White...But after the group showed the police chief video of events White was released after a few hours with no charges pressed. And of course police refused to arrest the film crew who attempted to bake Bueler.
Meanwhile, the Survivors sent Kimmel (pictured right) a letter requesting an apology on behalf of his film crew as well as an affirmation of their right of free speech, which never came, hence the focused pickets.
And through the wonders of modern technology they are sending me photos from the scene...