Protester With “Hitler Obama” Signs “Hip-checked” at Eastgate Plaza
The following information was supplied by the Chelmsford Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Oct. 23, 3:11 p.m. – Two individuals called police after being upset with protesters at Eastgate Plaza gathering signatures to impeach President Obama, particularly seeming upset with a picture of the president with a Hitler mustache.
An officer found the protesters and determined they were peacefully exercising their first amendment rights while also staying on the sidewalk, avoiding going onto private property. The officer also determined that the protesters were not impeding foot traffic or vehicular traffic.
Then a protester then said that the individuals started grabbing their signs and “hip-checked” him, with another protester saying she was pushed.
The officer informed the individuals they could not physically touch the protesters or their signs.
No charges were filed.