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Monday, September 26, 2005

Cindy Sheehan Arrested



The Associated Press reports:
Sheehan and several dozen other protesters sat down on the sidewalk after marching along the pedestrian walkway on Pennsylvania Avenue. Police warned them three times that they were breaking the law by failing to move along, then began making arrests. Sheehan, 48, was the first taken into custody. She stood up and was led to a police vehicle while protesters chanted, "The whole world is watching." [...] Sheehan was among several hundred demonstrators who marched around the White House today and then stopped in front and began singing and chanting "Stop the war now!" The demonstration is part of a broader anti-war effort on Capitol Hill organized by United for Peace and Justice, an umbrella group. Representatives from anti-war groups were meeting today with members of Congress to urge them to work to end the war and bring home the troops.

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