Update: Up to 134 people were arrested at the White House fence. Hoping to spark the country’s silent majority into action, 131 antiwar protesters got themselves arrested Thursday, in one of the larger acts of civil disobedience in front of the White House in some time.
Today in the midst of a snow storm, dozens of Veterans for Peace and their supporters gathered against the White House fence in acts of civil disobedience to protest the wars this country is fighting in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan.
Daniel Ellsberg and other protesters were arrested (details are still slight). There is one report that 124 people were arrested. (Tip o’hat to Barbara Cummings)
Dozens of protesters broke through a police barricade and lined up at the White House fence. Some chained themselves to it, while others chanted “Peace Now!” and sang anti-war and civil resistance songs.
The Veterans for Peace has asked President Obama for a meeting to express to him their concerns three weeks ago, but have not had a response.
This is all breaking news, so check out this video taken during the early moments of today’s protest.
Go to Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/16/white-house-antiwar-protesters-arrest_n_797899.html