They Covered Their Ears
An excerpt from Wednesday's The Hill newspaper covering Congress:
Passers-by in Adams Morgan covered their ears, shouted at the noisemakers and flipped the bird. One man put an amplifier in his apartment window above the Pharmacy Bar across the street for a little counter-counter-protest: “Okay, you’ve made your point — goddamn!”And this snippet from today's Voice of the Hill covering the Capitol Hill community:
Then he plugged in his guitar and squealed out “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
When he took the microphone from Klavitter, Northeast Capitol Hill advisory neighborhood commission (ANC 6A) Chair Joseph Fengler reminded listeners that with the current loophole, he can create as much noise as he wants. “I could go to 200 decibels and probably bend your ear hair,” Fengler said.
Several Metropolitan Police officers stopped, but did not take any action. “There’s no law in D.C. that prevents this,” said officer Gregg Pemberton.