Thomas suggested the Secret Service put the White House under a bubble, instead of closing Pennsylvania Avenue. City Paper was among those who thought that a great idea.
Meanwhile, Thomas was arrested twice in 1996 while vigiling for global nuclear disarmament, first for merely speaking. He was physically battered - blood on the sidewalk - by a Secret Service officer on Easter Eve for reciting the Declaration of Independence when the officer told him to stop talking. The prosecutors failed to prosecute. Then, on election eve, 1996, Thomas was arrested by a Park Police officer for NOT speaking.
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