Peace activists call on congress to defund Iraq
Peace activists gathered today in San Francisco to post a peace
on the doors of the San Francisco federal building. Members of
the Declaration of Peace Campaign are calling on congress to defund
the Iraq war and for an immediate complete withdrawal of U.S.
troops from Iraq.
By Laura Dudnick
July 5, 2007
Activities that took place in front of San Francisco's Federal
Building this afternoon to protest war in Iraq "went extremely
well," according to Sally Hindman of the Declaration
of Peace Campaign.
The advocate said approximately 40 people, including members
of social justice groups and anti-war organizations, showed up
to participate in the vigil and proclamation posting on the doors
of the Federal Building.
The proclamation listed what the protestors believe are "atrocities
that have been committed during the war in Iraq," Hindman
Hindman also said the proclamation was read aloud.
Following the reading, she said, protestors laid themselves down
in front of the Federal Building and draped sheets over their
bodies to honor soldiers and civilians who have lost their lives
in the Iraq War.
The vigil included nine giant puppets of saints and prophets,
displayed by the religious protestors.
Twelve people were arrested for civil disobedience, Hindman said,
which was allegedly committed by laying down in front of the Federal
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