Tired of taking handouts, of the uncertainty, and angered that no…
…paychecks were handed out today, despite Agriprocessors' promises, a group of two to three dozen workers yelled and screamed in from of Postville's multicultural center this afternoon.
Cries of, "We want our paychecks!" grew louder as the crowd's anger escalated.
Jeff Abbas, whose radio station is housed in the multicultural center, went outside and calmed the workers down.
A few of the workers appeared to be drunk.
If something is not done to bring certainty – and fairness – to the Agriprocessors' debacle, impromptu gatherings like this one may become more common.
Students of Jewish history will recognize these types of events for what they are – possible precursors to mob violence.
It would not take much to tip the scales toward riots, and Postville's police are woefully ill prepared for such an occurrence.