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Local TV Covers Cindy Sheehan in Raleigh, North Carolina


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War protester brings peace tour to N.C.
9/16/2005
By: Shelvia Dancy & Web Staff

(RALEIGH) -- A woman who camped out in front of President Bush's ranch in Texas after her son died in Iraq visited Raleigh on Thursday.

Cindy Sheehan is on an anti-war bus tour from Crawford, Texas, to Washington, DC. Her son, Casey, died in Iraq in 2004.

"I'm a mother, and my heart and my soul were ripped out of me on April 4th," anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan told the crowd.

Sheehan has traveled across the country sharing her story. "When those three army officers came to my house dressed in their uniforms, I knew they weren't there to tell me my son had received a medal," she continued.

Cindy Sheehan is on an anti-war bus tour from Crawford, Texas, to Washington, DC. Her son, Casey, died in Iraq in 2004.

Her search for answers about the war in Iraq led her through Raleigh on Thursday. She's on her way to the nation's capital for an anti-war rally next weekend.

"This war was based on lies, we should never have invaded Iraq, we shouldn't be staying there, and our message is to bring the troops home now," Sheehan added.

The bus tour drew a crowd at N.C. State University but not everyone on campus supported the message.

"I think she didn't need to go this far," said N.C. State student Matt Rowell. "I'm thankful her son gave his life for our country, but I think it was more of his choice to go and he kind of knew what he was getting into."

A group of veterans answered Sheehan's rally with one of their own at the state capitol

A group of veterans answered Sheehan's rally with one of their own at the state capitol.

"He chose to voluntarily go into the military to fight for freedom for this country, that was his choice, and his decision, and she really has no right to denigrate that, because she is doing the man a disservice by doing what she's doing," said Raleigh resident Skip Deese.

But Sheehan says she doesn't plan to stop. "I would say that anybody who says an American can't speak their beliefs is unpatriotic."

Sheehan's tour heads to Chapel Hill and Fayetteville on Friday. On Saturday she'll visit Durham for an anti-war march.

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