posted on Aug, 30 2008 @ 09:38 PM
Some uncut stuff to add ;
A CodePink member who was arrested by officers after being shoved to the ground is recovering and out and about after being released from jail Tuesday
Alicia Forrest, 24, of the anti-war group CodePink, is tired from the ordeal, but "she's optimistic for further CodePink action and progress for the
week," her organization said in a statement.
"I was standing up for my free speech rights, showing support for a fellow activist," Forrest said in the statement. "If anything, this has showed
me how powerful standing up for your beliefs can be, and how necessary it is for the truth to get out even in the face of resistance."
Around noon Tuesday, an officer allegedly forced Forrest to the ground with a baton and later pulled her away from interviews with reporters.
The Rocky Mountain News captured the exchange on video.
CodePink said in the statement that the officer has since been pulled from the protest lines and can no longer interact with demonstrators.
.glad she is ok.
[edit on 30-8-2008 by ROO-meh]