Earlier this week a jury convicted three Code Pink protesters on charges of disrupting the confirmation hearings of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
The women loudly protested during the hearing in spite of warnings to cease.
Supporters of the protestors claim that they were simply exercising their First Amendment rights by engaging in “peaceful” protest. The left wing group describes itself as a “grassroots peace and social justice movement.”
However, as others have noted, the Code Pink protestors usually are disruptive, and their behavior prevents others from enjoying their freedom to listen to varying viewpoints.
NBC News described the outcome of the hearing:
Fairooz was found guilty of disrupting Congress and parading/demonstrating on Wednesday afternoon, according to U.S. Attorney spokesman Bill Miller. Barry and Bianchi were each found guilty of parading/demonstrating and unlawful display but were found not guilty of disrupting Congress. Miller said each charge is a misdemeanor with a statutory maximum of six months in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.
It will be interesting to see if the Pinks continue their protests while in jail or if they quietly do their time.