13 occupiers from San Diego en route to Washington D.C. to attend Occupy Congress were left stranded in Amarillo, Texas. The bus driver, Donald Ainsworth, locked the occupiers in the bus and called the police to have them removed because of his anti-occupy beliefs. The police apologized but had to remove the activists because of Greyhound’s policy that allows bus drivers to remove anyone for any reason.
This sort of political discrimination cannot stand. Please voice your opinion by calling their customer service line at (214) 849-8966, Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Central time zone. You can also send them a message on Twitter @greyhound or by filling out their customer service complaint form by clicking here.
Update: San Diego occupiers left Amarillo, Texas on another Greyhound bus headed for Washington D.C. on January 15 at approximately 5:40 a.m. See more of the story here at the OBRag.
Update: The OB Rag has covered this story in detail. Click here to read it.
Update: News Channel 10 in Texas also aired this story:
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