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Cindy Sheehan Arrested

Sheehan, who was invited to attend the speech by Rep. Lynn Woolsey, D-Calif., was charged with demonstrating in the Capitol building, said Capitol Police Sgt. Kimberly Schneider. The charge was later changed to unlawful conduct, Schneider said. Both charges are misdemeanors.

Sheehan had worn a T-shirt with an antiwar slogan to the speech and covered it up until she took her seat. Police warned her that such displays were not allowed, but she did not respond, the spokeswoman said.

The T-shirt bore the words 2,245 Dead How Many More?? in reference to the number of U.S. troops killed in Iraq, protesters told NBC News.

Capitol Police arrest antiwar activist Sheehan - Politics - MSNBC.com

Posted by Coffeerooms January 31, 2006 Permalink