Cindy Sheehan and 32 Antiwar Protesters Arrested

After rallying in Lafayette Park across the street from the White House, more than 250 antiwar advocates marched through Washington, DC to Capitol Hill. As the demonstrators marched up Independence Avenue, they chanted, "Stop the Funding, Stop the War – Mothers Say, Not One More." At the Department of Justice, the crowd stopped, with Cindy Sheehan making an impromptu speech pointing out the crimes of the Bush administration. As 33 were arrested, the crowd chanted, "Arrest George Bush" and "Stop the Funding, Stop the Killing."

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Mothers arrested protesting war

OpEd News
by Kevin Zeese

05/14/07

After rallying in Lafayette Park across the street from the White House more than 250 anti-war advocates marched through Washington, DC to Capitol Hill. When they reached the Cannon House Office Building they formed two circles blocking the street to all traffic. The demonstration was the ‘Mother of a March’ spearheaded by Cindy Sheehan whose son died in Iraq. The march kicked off a ‘Summer of Action’ where anti-war demonstrators will SWARM on Congress from today until June 31 advocating an end to the war. Numerous speakers urged peace voters to put ‘peace before partisanship’ as thus far the Democrats have not lived up to the mandate of the voters who elected them to end the war...

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