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September-27-05

Anti-War Protesters Arrested in Nonviolent Civil Disobedience

Over 370 people participating in nonviolent civil disobedience outside the White House to protest the Iraq war were arrested yesterday, including Cindy Sheehan and 36 members of CodePink. The protesters were delivering reasons to end the war in Iraq submitted by people worldwide at www.onemillionreasons.org, a campaign launched by CodePink. For example, a reason from writer Arundhati Roy: Like terrorism, war is vicious, ugly, and dehumanizing.

Cindy Sheehan, whose son was killed in action in Iraq in 2004, was the first person arrested. Before she was arrested, she used a pink ribbon to tie a picture of her son, Casey, to the fence surrounding the White House. In her rally speech at Saturdays anti-war march, Sheehan said, "Not one person should have died, and not one more person should die.

Media Resources: CodePink; Feminist Majority; LA Times 9/27/05; The Nation 9/25/05