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    Jewish Protestors Stranded in Bus Driver Walkout

    About 300 Jewish people headed to DC Israel rally left stranded by bus drivers staging ‘deliberate and malicious’ walkout









    Hundreds of Jewish people headed to Tuesday’s pro-Israel rally in DC were left stranded when bus drivers staged “a deliberate and malicious walk-off,’’ a major Jewish organization said.

    The “anti-protest” left a chartered flight from Detroit — about 300 people — on the Dulles Airport tarmac for about 11 hours before they were sent back home, causing them to miss the entire March for Israel event.

    “I thought it was nuts, I thought it was crazy that we’re blocked from getting to the rally,” Jonathan Kaufman told The Post, adding that there were “frantic” calls to find out what was happening as they were stranded for hours.

    “Our right to assembly is a constitutional right — and this was straight-up blocking that.”

    Kaufman and 900 others hopped on three private planes out of Detroit chartered by the Jewish Federation of Detroit, which also booked several buses to transport the massive group to the march at DC’s National Mall.


    A third of the passengers weren’t allowed to leave the tarmac, however, after several buses failed to show up on the tarmac upon their 10:30 a.m. landing, according to a federation spokesperson.

    The drivers had organized a “mass sick-out” day to prevent Jewish ralliers from attending the much-anticipated march, leaving just a handful available to meet their obligations.

    “We have learned from the bus company that this was caused by a deliberate and malicious walk-off of drivers,” the spokesperson told The Post.

    The bus company — which the federation repeatedly refused to name — told the Jewish Federation of Detroit that a “significant number” of drivers called out sick when they learned they would be taking hundreds of Jewish Americans to the pro-Israel rally, the organization’s David Kurzmann told reporters at a press conference Tuesday.

    “In the way that this action prevented proud Jewish Americans from exercising their freedom to speak, protest, assemble gathered today at the nation’s capital, that to me was a malicious act. It was an act targeting the Jewish community as far as their participation in this rally,” Kurzmann said.


    https://nypost.com/2023/11/14/news/j...walkout-in-dc/








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    Name the bus company. Make them infamous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterVeritis View Post
    Name the bus company. Make them infamous.
    A safe bet in the DC area they are all Union workers and this tells us a lot about how some Democrats actually feel about Free Speech.

    Imagine if this were a BLM or Million Man March? It would be front page NYTimes and all over left media with plenty of outrage about Racist America.
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    Fire all the drivers involved and make their identities known and let it be known that any business that hires them will be treated like a pariah and it will reflect in their bottom line.
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    They could have taken the Metro into DC. Probably would have been a better way to get in and out of town anyway given all the street closures and traffic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenjaminO View Post
    They could have taken the Metro into DC. Probably would have been a better way to get in and out of town anyway given all the street closures and traffic.
    No, they couldn't.

    Airport regulations would not permit them to leave the tarmac without being transported by bus and the airport authorities would not assist them in getting transportation, maintaining that it was the charter's responsibility to arrange transportation.

    They couldn't leave the airport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cletus View Post
    No, they couldn't.

    Airport regulations would not permit them to leave the tarmac without being transported by bus and the airport authorities would not assist them in getting transportation, maintaining that it was the charter's responsibility to arrange transportation.

    They couldn't leave the airport.
    I see in the story where it's mentioned that some airport regulation prohibited them from leaving on their own, without their buses. What I don't understand is the rationale or justification for that regulation - why it exists, and what purpose it's supposed to serve. The article mentioned that they were "forced back onto the plane". If you and your family were detained in such a way, prevented from exercising your right as a citizen to free movement, would you simply shrug and say, "Well, it's a regulation"? I sure as Hell wouldn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    I see in the story where it's mentioned that some airport regulation prohibited them from leaving on their own, without their buses. What I don't understand is the rationale or justification for that regulation - why it exists, and what purpose it's supposed to serve. The article mentioned that they were "forced back onto the plane". If you and your family were detained in such a way, prevented from exercising your right as a citizen to free movement, would you simply shrug and say, "Well, it's a regulation"? I sure as Hell wouldn't.
    I certainly wouldn't have bothered with that regulation. Hop onto the silver line at the airport. Transfer to the orange line at west falls church- straight shot to the mall, get off at Smithsonian and walk to the protest site. If the Smithsonian was closed for the event use the stop to the west or east of it. And walk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    I certainly wouldn't have bothered with that regulation. Hop onto the silver line at the airport. Transfer to the orange line at west falls church- straight shot to the mall, get off at Smithsonian and walk to the protest site. If the Smithsonian was closed for the event use the stop to the west or east of it. And walk.
    I suggested the use of the metro as an alternative the other day and got slammed for it.
    I wonder if you will get the same treatment.

    The metro would have been the best alternative as there would be no traffic to deal with. We both know how snarled traffic would be on a day like that. I'm surprised the arrangers of the trip didn't have airport shuttles take them to the metro station rather than use busses in the first place.
    Why didn't the busses that DID show up take the people to the metro station at the airport? They could have shuttled the entire group there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cletus View Post
    No, they couldn't.

    Airport regulations would not permit them to leave the tarmac without being transported by bus and the airport authorities would not assist them in getting transportation, maintaining that it was the charter's responsibility to arrange transportation.

    They couldn't leave the airport.
    Since when do airports hold citizens on the tarmac? The last place they want a bunch of people is blocking planes from parking, dropping off passengers and leaving. Where you go and how you get there is none of the airport’s concern and never is. Sounds like a tall tale to me.
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