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Thursday, February 02, 2006

Cindy Sheehan arrested for wearing antiwar message

At Bush's State of the Union: Cindy Sheehan arrested for wearing antiwar message <---Link
By David Walsh
2 February 2006

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A few minutes before George W. Bush began his State of the Union Address Tuesday night, during which he boasted that his administration stood for “freedom and the dignity of every life,” Capitol Police hauled off Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a soldier who died in Iraq and an opponent of Bush’s policies, for the crime of wearing a T-shirt. Sheehan’s 26-day protest last summer near Bush’s ranch in Crawford, Texas, drew widespread national and international support.

Sheehan, given a ticket to the State of the Union by California Democratic Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey, had worn the shirt, which read “2245 Dead. How many more?” at various protests throughout the day.

As she explained in a letter to supporters, after being handed the ticket she had “second thoughts” about going. “I didn’t feel comfortable going. I knew George Bush would say things that would hurt me and anger me and I knew that I couldn’t disrupt the address.” However, since Woolsey had already informed the media that she would be attending, “I sucked it up and went.”


  • At 10:26 AM, Blogger Daisy said…

    You do know that arresting officer didn't know it was Cindy Sheehan, don't you? He didn't recognize her right off. The point being that it wasn't "Cindy Sheehan" who was being taken away, but just your run of the mill protester. And, you know that a Republican congressman's wife was also hauled off for wearing a t-shirt, don't you? Her t-shirt urged us to support the troops. "No protesting in the gallery during a State of the Union address" is the rule. It's a good rule and it's enforced equally across all sexes and political stripes.


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