Apparently, Gaffney's and Jones' groups arrived unaware of one another's presence, and were soon squabbling over prime protesting turf (which in this case happened to be a park bench). Despite their ostensibly similar goals in protesting Choudary's rally, the tiff over territory exposed some underlying ideological divides between the two groups. From a TPM interview with a member of Gaffney's group:
"It's a difference of approach, and some of it is territorial. One is more comprehensive and professional -- he's got his whole group behind him -- whereas Terry just has his biker crew. One is more intellectual, the other is more agitated. One is based on patriotism and constitutional law, the other is based on theology."The video below contains highlights from the protest, including a painfully ironic line from Gaffney, who proclaims "We are trying to prevent the ultimate form of hate-mongering from taking hold in this country." The video also contains footage of a Muslim man praying in front of the White House while surrounded by a circle of protesters chanting inanities like "USA, USA" and one man's pseudo-patriotic word salad of "Welcome to capitalism. It's here to stay. Gotta love it. Starbucks. Capitalism, free market, United States." The praying man is shown drinking what appears to be a Starbucks coffee.