Elders and Attendants sing, clap and turn backs on Street Preacher after Duluth RC.
What do people expect them to do? Invite the person to the podium to speak into the mic?
My thoughts precisely. If someone stands in a public space with a loudhailer, they have high nuisance value and little else. They cannot be arrested because its a public space - in contrast to doing the same in an auditorium (which, whilst open to the public, is a hired space and noisy attendees can be ejected))
Standing in front of them chanting blocks their impact. Yes, to the religious nutter it will be perceived as an opportunity to shout back, "You're scared of my message..." etc. But what a way to bolster one's sense of being united against a religious opponent.
Of course, they could have ignored him. But they are modelling another type of response. And, honestly, I cannot blame them for forming a blocking wall - I've seen that done in response to the Westboro nutters.
Ignore the protesters - the JWs look just as crazy. I went to a concert where the westboro baptist crazies were protesting. People mainly ignored them some took selfies in front of them, lol.
They cannot be arrested because its a public space - in contrast to doing the same in an auditorium (which, whilst open to the public, is a hired space and noisy attendees can be ejected)
Unless of coarse it's a Trump event then ejecting one who doesn't want to move by firming escorting them out is a violent attack, and makes them all racist, bigot, phobe off all sorts, etc.
Very disturbing.. What a bunch of loonies. They think they're so much better and prouder than anyone, and any other religion. How is this any different from a singing gospel church with dancing members singing loud praising the lord clapping their hands? But yet if you ask a JW about that, they'll have a comeback on how that isn't showing praise to God, it's taking away from the message through distraction. Umm what are they doing here in this video? Hmm.. Irony
At least the JWs didn't have baseball bats...
(reference the olden days of Judge Rutherford when attendants where known to go all Negan on demonstrators)
Stupid theistic people fighting over fake gods