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Let’s Give Trump Jr. and Gianforte a Helena Greeting 4:45 p.m. on Sunday UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE

Sunday evening presents a rare opportunity for people from Helena and the surrounding area to express our feelings to our Congressman, Greg Gianforte, who will be hosting a fundraiser with Donald Trump Jr. at the Montana Club on 6th Avenue Sunday evening.

The Gianforte/Trump event is scheduled for 5:30 Sunday night, so we’re encouraging people to arrive around 4:45 to peacefully assemble with signs and other messages for our Congressman who is so reticent about meeting with the common folk.

The Montana Club is located at 24 West 6th Avenue and I hope we can get a good crowd out there to express our First Amendment views.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba has been writing about Montana politics since 2005 and teaching high school English since 2000. He's a former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.
His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.
In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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  • Good luck.

    Montana Code Annotated 2019
    TITLE 45. CRIMES
    CHAPTER 5. OFFENSES AGAINST THE PERSON
    Part 2. Assault and Related Offenses
    Malicious Intimidation Or Harassment Relating To Civil Or Human Rights — Penalty
    45-5-221.?Malicious intimidation or harassment relating to civil or human rights — penalty. (1) A person commits the offense of malicious intimidation or harassment when, because of another person’s race, creed, religion, color, national origin, or involvement in civil rights or human rights activities, the person purposely or knowingly, with the intent to terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, annoy, or offend:

    (a)?causes bodily injury to another;

    (b)?causes reasonable apprehension of bodily injury in another; or

    (c)?damages, destroys, or defaces any property of another or any public property.

    (2)?For purposes of this section, “deface” includes but is not limited to cross burning or the placing of any word or symbol commonly associated with racial, religious, or ethnic identity or activities on the property of another person without the other person’s permission.

    (3)?A person convicted of the offense of malicious intimidation or harassment shall be imprisoned in the state prison for a term not to exceed 5 years or be fined an amount not to exceed $5,000, or both.

    • Really Dude??? I think you are reading waayyy too much into a peaceful protest against a political candidate who is too afraid to face his own constituents, and the joke progeny of the current occupant of the White House. The congressman, by the way – is the body-slammer.

      This is the right of the people to assemble – NOBODY suggested cross burning or painting swastikas on anything. You need to take a chill pill.

      • Just a reminder. Just be careful. With phones with video recording and anyone can bring charges. Do you have the time and money to fight the charges like Jane Fonda? She just got busted again lately. Times are changing. Be civil and respectful. I seen at one meet where there were shouting and air horns being used. I advised the police there is a law for noise abatement and they advised the protesters to stop or be charged.

        45-5-221.?Malicious intimidation or harassment relating to civil or human rights — penalty. (1) A person commits the offense of malicious intimidation or harassment when, involvement in civil rights or human rights activities, the person purposely or knowingly, with the intent to terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, annoy, or offend.

  • The cited statute does not apply here. The protest is not because of Gianforte’s or Jr.’s race, creed, religion, color, national origin, or involvement in civil rights or human rights activities.

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