Police remove anti-war protester from Bush speech


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

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.


Sourced –  The Independent Online Edition

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