Not only was this toddler upset, but numerous pedestrians enjoying a sunny spring day on Park Street and Central Avenue in Alameda were angered Saturday afternoon over depictions of President Obama as Adolph Hitler by supporters of perennial fringe activist Lyndon LaRouche.
Police were summoned after a woman tossed her frozen drink on the the controversial photo illustration of Obama. A man traversing the sidewalk near the corner display yelled, "What does Obama have to do with killing millions of people?" After an intense back-and-forth the man peddled away and screamed, "F--k you!" The reaction was quite consistent throughout the day, according to the volunteers.
Three Alameda police officers eventually told the three LaRouche supporters to dismantle their tables after failing to produce a permit for soliciting monetary contributions.