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The organizers of the operation have picked Friday to kick things off. Phase one of "Operation American Spring – Beginning Of Tyranny Housecleaning" calls for as many as 10 million "patriots" to assemble in a "peaceful, non-violent, physically unarmed (Spiritually/Constitutionally armed), display of unswerving loyalty to the US Constitution and against the incumbent government leadership, in Washington, D.C., with the mission to replace with law abiding leadership," according to the organizers' website. Phase two calls for at least a million of the protestors to remain in Washington until the aforementioned officials are forced from office. Phase three hopes to see a governing tribunal made up of a who's who of conservative icons.
"Those with the principles of a West, Cruz, Dr. Ben Carson, Lee, DeMint, Paul, Gov Walker, Sessions, Gowdy, Jordan, should comprise a tribunal and assume positions of authority to convene investigations, recommend appropriate charges against politicians and government employees to the new U.S. Attorney General appointed by the new President," according to the website.
As Raw Story reported on Tuesday, the leader of Operation American Spring, retired Army Col. Harry Riley, gave in an interview in January explaining his group's plans.
"It is unclear how this will all unravel but we are calling for the removal of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, and Eric Holder as a start toward constitutional restoration," Riley told Beforeitsnews.com. "They have all abandoned the US Constitution, are unworthy to be retained in a position that calls for servant status."
The interviewer brought up past protest actions, "Ride For The Constitution" plan last year, that fizzled out when it came time to realize their plans. Riley said he and his group had learned from the truckers' example.
"We learn from every event," he said. "I don’t agree the the Truckers effort was a total failure. They have paved the way, we will expand on it…the difference is that Operation American Spring will not be just a ride through Washington, D.C., we will be there in massive numbers and intend to remain there until acceptable solutions are gained."