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NYPD Unplugs Cindy Sheehan: City’s Finest pulls move even Bush wouldn’t have tried
NYPD Unplugs Cindy Sheehan
City’s Finest pulls move even Bush wouldn’t have tried
by Sarah Ferguson
September 19th, 2005 5:54 PM
Cindy Sheehan speaking out in Union Square with Al Zappala, who also lost a son in Iraq
photo: Sarah Ferguson
Cindy Sheehan may be the Rosa Parks of the anti-war movement. But that didn't stop members of the New York Police Department from marching into the crowd of about 150 people gathered in Union Square Monday to hear her speak and yanking away the microphone.
The NYPD pulled the plug just as Sheehan was calling on the audience not to lose heart in the fight to end the war in Iraq.
"We get up every morning, and every morning we see this enormous mountain in front of us," said Sheehan, speaking on behalf of the other parents and family members of fallen soldiers who have taken up the crusade to bring the troops home.
"We can't go through it, we can't go under it, so we have to go over it," she continued, just as the cops rushed the makeshift podium.
Police dragged away Paul Zulkowitz, a.k.a. Zool, an organizer with “Camp Casey NYC,