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Sunday, September 16, 2007

190 Arrested in DC

From a friend:
The individual Capitol Cops were great over all but whoever was running the whole show of our incarceration was not. They held us in buses with cuffs for about 5 hours then had us a garage with metal chairs, not able to lie down, no food (but water) for another 5 hours (till 3:30 in the morning). Then when we started to cause a scene, chanting and clapping, they finally let us move around, lay down and eventually fed us bologna sandwiches at 6 am. I got out at 6:30 am after being arrested at 4pm the previous day. A lot of the veteran activists said it was one of the worst arresting experiences in a long while. It was a drag but well worth it.

Iraq war protestors Christina Cauterucci, of Bedford, N.H., right foreground, and Christopher Dicks of Worcester, Mass., left foreground, join a 'die In' protest on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol, Saturday, Sep. 15, 2007, in Washington. At least 150 protesters were arrested Saturday as thousands of demonstrators marched to the Capitol demanding an end to the Iraq war. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

A Park Police officer, right, arrests Adam Kokesh of Iraq Veterans Against the War, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2006, in Lafayette Park across from the White House in Washington, after he put up anti-war posters. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)

Iraq Veterans Against the War lead thousands of anti-war demonstrators on a march through the streets of Washington to the steps of the Capitol Building on September 15. (Photo and caption submitted by Fiona A. Wilkinson)


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