posted on Feb, 1 2006 @ 01:14 AM
Noted Anti-War exponent arrested for unlawful conduct on the House Gallery where Bush was to give the State of the Union speach.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Peace activist Cindy Sheehan was arrested Tuesday in the House gallery after refusing to cover up a T-shirt bearing an anti-war
slogan before President Bush's State of the Union address.
"She was asked to cover it up. She did not," said Sgt. Kimberly Schneider, U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman, adding that Sheehan was arrested for
unlawful conduct, a misdemeanor.
The charge carries a maximum penalty of one year in jail, Schneider said.
Schneider said shortly after the State of the Union speech that Sheehan was still being held but should be "out sometime tonight."
Sheehan, who became a vocal war opponent after her son was killed in Iraq, was an invited guest of Rep. Lynn Woolsey, D-California, who has called for
a withdrawal of troops in Iraq and supports legislation for the creation of a Department of Peace.
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This is bizarre even for Cindy Sheehan and to be set up by the Democrats to do this is a sign that maybe Sheehan's Anti-War campaign is not all that
free from politics after all.
So yet again we have another one of these Anti-War Activists be swept up by political parties to act as their agents. Whom has this stunt helped ? The
Anti-War movement or the Democrats ?
I feel that such covert-activism is irritating to say the least. Its not like the members of the House don’t know Sheehan's cause or about the Iraq
War is it? This may in fact be detrimental to the Anti-War cause.
[edit on 1-2-2006 by IAF101]