Anti-Trump protesters passed a bar full of U.S. Marines and….

MT: An unofficial Marine Corps birthday get-together took an odd turn in Florida Thursday night, when an anti-Trump protest walked by the bar where they’d gathered.

The Marines got into a heated shouting match with the protesters, but a strong police presence prevented things from getting out of hand.

WFTS-TV in Tampa first reported on the incident, which occurred at an Irish pub in Ybor City on Thursday.

About 100 Marines were on the first stop of an unofficial pub crawl to celebrate the Marine Corps’ 241st birthday — the site of the Corps’ first recruiting drive was in a tavern, after all — when a crowd of about 150 protesters passed by, said Johnny Gomes, who was in the Irish pub at the time.
“There were people with their signs yelling about fascism,” Gomes told Marine Corps Times on Friday.  “There were some yelling profanity. There were some yelling ‘Black Lives Matter;’ ‘Trump is not our president.’ So there was a big mix.”

The Marines at the pub “didn’t really care for that” and started yelling back at the protesters, Gomes said.   MORE
h/t Rob.

15 Comments on Anti-Trump protesters passed a bar full of U.S. Marines and….

  1. Oh how I wish Tampa police would’ve called a 10-40 and let the leather necks have a chat with the protestors.

  2. The woman anchor said there were ‘no arrests’ like it was a good thing.

    Those street-walkers shoulda been beat qand then arrested:)

  3. Did the protestors even realize how much they owed the police for the protection they received?

    I’m certain they didn’t. Because if they were capable of that, they wouldn’t be out there in the first place.

    Irony. And a shame.

    Looking forward to the day the police don’t follow them around any more.

    Let the chips fall where they may…

  4. 100 Marines vs 150 protestors. Those poor poor protesters wouldn’t have had a chance. Good thing the “oppressive man” was there to keep the peace.

  5. I’m reminded of the Glock commercial with Lee Ermey where the bumbling thief tries to rob a diner full of cops.
    Somebody picked the wrong bar.

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