113 Antiwar Protesters Arrested at White House Fence

Watermelon Slim of Vietnam Veterans Against the War is taken into custody March 19 at the White House. Photo by Ellen Davidson

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Pictures of March 19 by Irina Ivanova

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Some 1500 activists rallied in Lafayette Park and marched to the White House fence today, where 113 were arrested. Chanting “Stop the wars, expose the lies, free Bradley Manning!” the protesters marked the eighth anniversary of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq. The action was sponsored by Veterans For Peace, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, and March Forward!

Speakers at the rally included Daniel Ellsberg, Medea Benjamin, Ralph Nader, and Ret. Col. Ann Wright.

The activists plan to follow up March 20 with a rally at the Marine base at Quantico, where Private First Class Bradley Manning, accused of releasing classified government information to the WikiLeaks website, has been held in solitary confinement for nine months.

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5 Responses to 113 Antiwar Protesters Arrested at White House Fence

  1. Susan Hall says:

    I’m in an anti-war group in Arvada Colo., who have been holding a vigil every week since the beginning of Iraq. My sign to day said Bradley Manning Revealed War Crimes, including under the U.S. 10,000 were executed. Bradley Manning should get the Nobel Peace Price and Pres. Obama should get the Con artist medal with to him & his partner in crime, Pres. Bush. Bradley Manning is certainly my hero.

  2. William says:

    The only videos we see are the handcuffs. What did the arrestees do? Do we have video or are the charges released yet?

  3. Diver says:

    I don’t understand, how can they arrest people? What are these people being arrested for? I thought the right to assembly was in the constitution?

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