Coast Guard accused of boater suppression
CAPE CORAL, Fla. — Weeks after the Trump Boat Parade over Labor Day Weekend, the Fort Myers Beach Coast Guard Station is now at the center of a boater suppression claim bolstered by a lawsuit filed by organizers of the event.
On September 5, Trump supporters united at the Horton Park Boat Ramp Cape Coral to salute boaters participating in the "Trump Boat Parade over Labor Day Weekend." The flotillas congregated near the Midpoint Bridge before navigating toward, the Gulf of Mexico but were thwarted by various boardings and voyage terminations by Coast Guard small boats.
“There were close to two dozen vessels that were affected by these boardings,” said event organizer Leslie Templeton. “This is not a partisan issue, most of the boats that were affected were Republican boats, every single boat should count!”
It was while investigating voyage discrepancies that Leslie Templeton said she discovered that a number of boat-by-sail vessels were rejected or turned away due to late arrival or that…
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