Now, maybe the woman has a medical condition that makes her prone to fainting. Or something.
But anyway, so there was a concert at the Anaheim Arena on Saturday, and hundreds of Vietnamese-American protestors (600, according to Anaheim PD Sgt. Chris Pena) came out to protest. Because Dam Vinh Hung – the victim of Ly Tong‘s criminal act – sang there.
So anyway, Bui Kim Thanh scored herself a ticket. When she passed the security check point, but before entering the arena, she stopped, whipped out a couple flags, and started shouting slogans and trying to stop people from going in.
Security came and asked her to leave. She said no, wait, I need to call 9-1-1.
So she picked up her phone, and dialed something.
Then she spoke into the phone, in Vietnamese: “Is this 9-1-1? I am lawyer Bui Kim Thanh, communists are terrorizing me.”
(Bui Kim Thanh has been calling herself “the people’s lawyer” since her days fighting the communist government’s land-grab in Vietnam.)
Security asked her to leave, she wouldn’t. Security called the cops, and when cops came she said she don’t speak English. So they got a Viet cop.
A Viet cop came. (Pena is the cop to the right, below.) He asked her to leave, or else he’d put her under arrest.
That pissed her off. She yelled, “You have no right!”
“This is the USA, I’m calling 9-1-1, I have a ticket, why are you making me leave,” she yelled.
And then, referring to the time in Vietnam when the government arrested her, she said something that made no sense to the Bolsavik:
“I went to prison to protect U.S. rule of law. I’m not going to leave. This is the law of the jungle.”
So, really, what does getting arrested in Vietnam (for a good cause, granted) have to do with U.S. rule of law? No idea.
Anyway, so if she ain’t gonna leave of her own accord, cops are gonna make her.
Half way down the hall, she caught a fainting spell again.
Told you so. If she fainted once she certainly will faint again. So cops called EMS, and cuffed her.
EMS came, took one look at her, and put her on a wheelchair. Cops wheeled her away, took her to the station and charged her with trespassing and obstruction of business.
Last year, when Bui Kim Thanh protested VAALA, she asked VAALA to give her the ride home. And they did.
It’s not clear who gave Bui Kim Thanh the ride home from the police station this time.