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Vigil Supports Protester In Texas
August 18, 2005
Hartford Courant (Conn)

WEST HARTFORD -- Candles carried by 250 people illuminated a heavily traveled intersection in support of Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a soldier killed in Iraq who has maintained a vigil for nearly two weeks outside President Bush's ranch in Texas.

Many motorists honked their horns in support of the protesters Wednesday night at the vigil at the intersection of Main Street and Farmington Avenue.

Sheehan has vowed to remain camped near Bush's ranch in Crawford until he agrees to meet with her to discuss the death of her son, Casey, who was killed in 2004 five days after arriving for duty in Iraq, or until Bush returns to Washington early next month.

Those supporting the protesters at the West Hartford vigil, one of many Wednesday held across Connecticut and the nation in support of Sheehan, also hoisted signs with messages including, "Moms Vigil for Cindy Sheehan" and "We Stand With Cindy."

Kathy Hucks, an organizer with West Hartford Citizens for Peace and Justice, marveled at the turnout. "Cindy is a beacon, a non-political entity. She is a mother, grieving for her son in a war she doesn't understand,"

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