Skip to comments.Capitol police arrest Cindy Sheehan
Posted on 01/31/2006 5:45:38 PM PST by NapkinUserEdited on 02/01/2006 3:43:42 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
Reuters Additional Information
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Police at the U.S. Capitol arrested anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan on Tuesday, shortly before President Bush was to give his annual State of the Union speech, a police spokeswoman said.
The spokeswoman, Capitol Police Sgt. Kimberly Schneider, said she had no immediate details.
Sheehan had been invited to be a guest at the address to a joint session of Congress by U.S. Rep. Lynn Woolsey, a California Democrat.
Sheehan, who became a central figure for the U.S. anti-war movement after her soldier son Casey was killed in the Iraq war, won wide attention with an anti-war vigil outside Bush's Texas ranch.
CNN said Sheehan was arrested after unveiling a banner and was being held on Capitol Hill for about an hour, which would keep her away from the address, which was set to start at 9 p.m. EST.
Sheehan and other activists were arrested in September for protesting outside the White House without a permit, a misdemeanor that carriers a $50 fine.
NRO The Corner Update
"..Posted at 09:55 PM
SHEEHAN [Kathryn Jean Lopez]
A newsroom type shares notes:
This from Sgt. Kimberly Schneider of U-S Capitol Police.... Cindy Sheehan was arrested in the gallery of the house floor tonight and charged with demonstrating in the Capitol--a misdemeanor. ...Sgt. Schneider says she was wearing a T-shirt with a slogan on it and was asked to cover it up. Sheehan did not cover it up and she was arrested. ....She is being processed at Capital Police hd and is expected to be released at some point tonight. The misdemeanor charge carries one year in jail. .."
inside the chamber?
Now she's persecuted blah blah blah.
Didn't say, but it was Capital Hill Police.
CNN Live now.
Again? This is getting boring.
Oh man, I hope there was some good reason... last thing we need is a martyr for the other side.
Perfect end to the day!
And here I thought she couldn't get herself arrested.
She's the gift that keeps on giving!
Apologies to ferrets...
Come on, Details!!!!!
She can still watch the speech from the Crowbar Motel.
cnn went to commercial.
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