January 31, 2006
Breaking News: Cindy Sheehan Arrested at SOTU
This just in from the LATimes:
WASHINGTON -- Activist Cindy Sheehan, who was invited to President George W. Bush's State of the Union speech, has been arrested, according to CNN. Sheehan, who was invited to attend the address by California's Democratic Rep. Lynn Woolsey, was reportedly already seated in the House chamber when she was detained, CNN said.Update:
Here are photos of Cindy entering the House Chamber before the speech started, being pointed to her seat and being escorted out.
Images from Reuters/Jason Reed via yahoo.com.
Brad Blog reports that arrest was confirmed by afterdowningstreet.org's David Swanson:
Cindy was "arrested for wearing the shirt she was wearing all day, which had the number of U.S. troops killed in Iraq...She was lifted out of her seat [in the Capitol Chamber gallery] by the Capitol Police and taken away."
So why are such t-shirts not allowed? Is it a "disruption" to make a silent display of your disapproval? Would she likewise be arrested if she was wearing an "I heart Bush" t-shirt? Would she likewise be arrested if she was hootin' & hollerin' approvingly like the Republicans on the House floor?
Or is "disruption" a code word for dissent?
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