Activist Cindy Sheehan Arrested at Capitol




 
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Activist Cindy Sheehan Arrested at Capitol
 
February 1st, 2006  
phoenix80
 
 

Topic: Activist Cindy Sheehan Arrested at Capitol


Activist Cindy Sheehan Arrested at Capitol
WASHINGTON - Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a fallen soldier in Iraq who reinvigorated the anti-war movement, was arrested and removed from the House gallery Tuesday night just before President Bush's State of the Union address, a police spokeswoman said.

The charge was later changed to unlawful conduct, Schneider said. Both charges are misdemeanors.

Sheehan was taken in handcuffs from the Capitol to police headquarters a few blocks away. Her case was processed as Bush spoke.

Schneider said Sheehan had worn a T-shirt with an anti-war slogan to the speech and covered it up until she took her seat. Police warned her that such displays were not allowed, but she did not respond, the spokeswoman said.

Police handcuffed Sheehan and removed her from the gallery before Bush arrived. Sheehan was to be released on her own recognizance, Schneider said.

"I'm proud that Cindy's my guest tonight," Woolsey said in an interview before the speech. "She has made a difference in the debate to bring our troops home from Iraq."

Woolsey offered Sheehan a ticket to the speech Gallery 5, seat 7, row A earlier Tuesday while Sheehan was attending an "alternative state of the union" press conference by CODEPINK, a group pushing for an end to the Iraq war.

Sheehan, wrapped in a bright pink scarf against the cold, protested outside the White House with a handful of others before heading to the Capitol Tuesday evening. There were no cameras around, but the small band faced the executive mansion and repeatedly shouted, "You're evicted! Get out of our house!"

Sheehan was arrested in September with about 300 other anti-war activists in front of the White House after a weekend of protests against the war in Iraq. In August, she spent 26 days camped near Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas, where he was spending a working vacation.

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February 1st, 2006  
Team Infidel
 
 
Keep her LOCKED UP!
February 1st, 2006  
mmarsh
 
 
I agree, Freedom of Speech is such a annoying habit. Shame on her for reminding Bush and Co about the war they started...
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Activist Cindy Sheehan Arrested at Capitol
February 1st, 2006  
DTop
 
 
Just another grandstanding ploy to get herself in front of the camera. It doesn't mean anything more to me.
February 1st, 2006  
phoenix80
 
 
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Originally Posted by mmarsh
I agree, Freedom of Speech is such a annoying habit. Shame on her for reminding Bush and Co about the war they started...
freedom of speech means respecting the law and she did break the law so she should stay in jail for that.