Bus Driver Who Stranded Occupiers Removed From Duty

Rumors circulating on Tuesday night at Occupy Congress that the Greyhound bus driver who kicked occupy protesters bound for DC off a bus in Amarillo,Texas turned out to be inaccurate. The driver has been suspended pending an investigation by Greyhound.


A Greyhound Lines driver who ordered an Occupy protester off his bus at a weekend stop in Amarillo has been removed from duty while officials investigate, a company spokeswoman said Monday.

Greyhound officials are reviewing audio tape as part of their investigation into the incident Saturday night, when the veteran driver clashed with protesters traveling from San Diego to Washington, D.C., to meet with members of Congress, company spokeswoman Jen Bittinger said Monday.

The Greyhound spokeswoman declined to identify the bus driver involved, however the above video identifies him as Don Ainsworth.

The occupiers were forced to spend the night at the bus terminal in Amarillo, but were on their way to DC early the following morning.


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