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Bringing the war home to the Pentagon


Orb Standard
By Mike Ferner
September 27, 2005

Washington, D.C.: In a pre-dawn civil disobedience action Monday morning, 41 War Resisters League members and others sat down and were arrested at a pedestrian entrance to the Pentagon, slowing foot traffic at that location and prompting officials to close the U.S. military headquarters' sole stop on Washington's Metro line for a period.

Protesters, including Elizabeth McAllister and her daughter, Frieda Berrigan, Susan Crane, Ken Crowley, Jeff Leys, and others with a long history of peace activism and arrests for civil disobedience, leafleted or sat down to block people from entering Entrance Three of the sprawling U.S. military command.

In one group of six, Crane repeated to the backed-up line of civilians and military personnel waiting at the security checkpoint, “Remember the innocent victims in Iraq.

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If the Veterans for Peace give out awards, I think you ought to get a meritorious mast for your actions at the Pentagon. Thank you, Mike, for stepping forward.

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