110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
By Pat Andrews
posted Feb 11, 2014 - 4:28:46pm
DeLand may have its street preachers, anti-religious protesters, medical-marijuana supporters and others who take to the street corners to support their causes, but DeLand had nothing on DeBary Tuesday, Feb. 11. That's when protesters converged on sidewalks in front of the DeBary post office and alongside the DeBary Winn-Dixie store to urge impeachment of President Barack Obama.
Signs showed photos of the president with a Hitler-style mustache added to his face.
DeBary City Council Member Rick Dwyer and DeBary Safety Coordinator Alan Williamson checked out the scene at the oost office, while former Vice Mayor Norm Erickson checked out more protesters at the Winn-Dixie shopping center.
Alan Williamson said he talked to Dana Carsrud, who was in front of the post office and is an organizer of the demonstration, who gave Williamson a brochure outlining the protesters' philosophy, promulgated by Lyndon Larouche, who said, "Barack Obama's continued occupation of the White House means that we are in a countdown to thermonuclear war."
Dwyer was given the same brochure, which states that international banking powers will support a thermonuclear war with Russia to preserve their power during a coming monetary collapse. The brochure states that Obama's policies in Ukraine will lead to thermonuclear war in the next 20 days, unless Obama is impeached.
Other members of the group took to the area around the Winn-Dixie shopping center at Highbanks Road and U.S. Highway 17-92.
A post-office employee said that the protesters have caused no problems. Post-office patrons have had no problem getting in and out of the parking lot. Postal employees weren't aware of anyonw yelling or arguments with the protesters, but some phone callers asked what the hubbub was all about.
Former Vice Mayor Erickson said he talked some with protesters on the sidewalk near the Winn-Dixie. One of them said they go from city to city protesting, and they would not be back in DeBary the next day.
Erickson said he didn't quite get their argument, but a number of passing motorists honked, apparently in agreement with the protesters.
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