A Sticky Situation

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by Daveda Gruber:

It has been a sticky situation on Capitol Hill this past week.

In fact, sticky is an understatement. Environmental protesters literally glued themselves to doors and walls of subterranean passageways that link the House office buildings with the U.S. Capitol.

The demonstrators glued themselves to areas with a substance, which is like Super Glue or Gorilla Glue,  to walls and doorways. They would not reveal what glue they used because then police or the fire department could possibly know what to use as kind of antidote to use to unglue them.

Yes, folks, they glued themselves to make their points.

The protestors also draped yellow caution tape around their bodies and draped themselves in signs and declared that the tunnels were closed.

When lawmakers were called to the floor to vote on Tuesday night, the protestors ranted on and lawmakers were forced to listen. Members of the House had to contort their bodies around the glued protestors to get to the Capitol.

Emergency crews worked diligently and eventually unglued the protestors and were able to arrest 17 persons and charged them with crowding and obstructing. Police charged another 15 with resisting arrest.


Maybe the glue resisted?

Large hand-prints remained on several doors in the basement of the Rayburn House Office Building after the protestors were long gone, accompanied by police.

Leaving finger prints can cause police to break a case wide open but in this instance no one was caring about leaving evidence. In fact, entire hand-prints left a lasting memory.

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2 thoughts on “A Sticky Situation

  1. Any glue cannot be good for one’s skin. This was not an intelligent stunt.

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  3. An interesting means of making a point but that glue is reasonably dangerous and some people can react to it badly. Bit of a shame when we need gimmicks to assist the argument.

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