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It's in the History Books Now. Civil Disobedience at the Whitehouse
Witnesses to the scene called in the story to us. It went sort of like this (see here for pictures).
"The time to lay down is right now. Those who are willing to be
arrested will not get up. Others will get up and will observe the
Some people are sitting by the wagon waiting to be processed. In
the meantime, we are singing songs like "God Bless America" and "This
Land is My Land".
David has just been arrested. He is waiting to be
processed. In the meantime, they have just put the cuffs on Ann
Wright. People are calling out encouragement."
And I, as a phone observer, have heard shouts of "Go Ann" ect...
In the meantime, the Pro-war counter protestors are shouting, "Give war
a chance!" From what I'm told there are 15-20 verbally abusive
pro-war supporters out there, but there are at least 200 Peace
Supporters at the vigil and possibly 20-50 people participating in the
At this point, everyone has been processed and the people at the vigil are leaving.
They will return tomorrow.
God Bless the Peace Makers!