Philly Twitter user hopes protesters ‘get run the f*ck over,’ also loves John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’

Screen Shot 2014-12-08 at 4.02.38 PM

Dear Philly: This is why we can’t have nice things.

Take a look at these two tweets, sent 11 hours apart from each other by Lauren Pearson, a purported nurse practitioner who was apparently frustrated by traffic that was stopped by die-in protestors after last night’s Eagles game. (You can see a recap of the animosity protestors faced here.) 

Then, this morning, the same Twitter user tweeted about how sad she is that John Lennon’s vision for peace in the world didn’t come to fruition. Quick show of hands, who thinks Lennon would probably have been laying down with the protestors in the street?


Hat tip to City Paper, which gathered a bunch of ridiculous tweets from people who hoped protestors would get run over.

Thanks for reading another Billy Penn story

Find everything you need to know about Philly, every day — in clear, direct language, like a good friend might say.

No clickbait, no cliffhangers: the Billy Penn morning newsletter.

Thanks for supporting Billy Penn!

Test your local knowledge — join us for the next Philly Quizzo virtual event, or take the quiz online.

Lock in your support

Reader support powers our local pandemic reporting. A monthly membership helps lock it in.

Can we count on you as a Billy Penn sustainer?