- Hi Pink Sisters and Friends of CodePINK, The message below is from DeDe, Cindy Sheehan s sister, about Cindy s arrest last night. I wish the Gainesville SunMessage 1 of 1 , Feb 1, 2006View SourceHi Pink Sisters and Friends of CodePINK,The message below is from DeDe, Cindy Sheehan's sister, about Cindy's arrest last night. I wish the Gainesville Sun would give Cindy Sheehan more coverage. hint, hint.Here in Gainesville, FL, about two dozen of us showed up at Main and University and waved our pink banners and made noise with whistles, pots and pans, and tamboreens. Even a guy was playing a guitar. An Iraq Vet joined us; he was very quiet, we talked a little and he said he agreed with us. We got lots of beeps but someone did throw an egg at us; or maybe they were throwing it at George...We displayed the life-size cardboard cutout of George and people wrote a little message to King George on pink heart shaped post-it notes and "stuck-it to George". We have a great photo in today's Gainesville Sun www.gvillesun.comThanks to everyone who SHOWED UP! One of the most important things you can do is support your local peace efforts.In feisty pinkness,352-468-2101----- Original Message -----To: jacquebetz@...Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2006 4:12 AMSubject: Cindys arrest at the SOTU
Gold Star Families for Peace alert.
GSFP co-founder Cindy Sheehan was arrested last night at the state of the union address. She was invited to attend by Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey. . She was escorted into the chambers by a representative of Congresswoman Barbara Lees office. Cindy had no intention of disrupting the speech. Partly out of respect for Lynn Woolsey . It was released by someone from the capital that Cindy unfurled a banner and was disruptive.
The truth is Cindy was wearing a t-shirt the VFP had made to commemorate the grime milestone of the death of the 2000th soldier in Iraq. The shirt says 2245 dead how many more. Cindy had been wearing this shirt all day and wore it to the SOTU. I was told by a congressional staffer that as far as they were aware there was no dress code guidelines for the guests who sit in the gallery. Cindy was in the gallery.
She was seated at 8:30 pm. It was hot in the building so Cindy unzipped her sweater to remove it. Before she even had it off a capital police officer began shouting protestor and hustled her out of the chambers. They were very rough and rude with her. She was given a citation for demonstrating inside the capital building ..after being detained for 3 ½ hours.
This has got to stop. How many of your civil liberties are you willing to give up?
No one with a dissenting viewpoint is allowed anywhere near where King George speaks.
Ordinances have been put in place in the county around King Georges ranch that effectively hinder protestors from exorcizing their right to free speech and to petition our government officials.
You cant wear a message t-shirt inside the capital which in effect is another infringement on our 1st amendment guarantee to freedom of speech .
King Georges henchmen are spying on American citizens under the guise of battling terrorism.
Show your support for Cindy and daily wear the number of Service members killed in Iraq on your shirts or blouses. Even you just jot it on masking tape and stick it to your top. We need to show the administration and those Americans with their heads in the sand this horrific number.
UNTIL WE RISE UP AND SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH THIS WILL ONLY GET WORSE