|10-18-2005, 08:46 AM||#1|
Angling in the Deep
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Texas Riviera, Southern Mountains
Grandmothers Arrested at Iraq War Protest
Hmmm, arresting 90 year old grandmas now who voice their opposition to the Bush attack and invasion of Iraq. Is this a good thing?
By Associated Press
October 17, 2005, 10:55 PM EDT
NEW YORK -- Eighteen antiwar grandmothers were arrested and face disorderly conduct charges after they showed up at a military recruiting center in Times Square and said they wanted to enlist, a protest group said.
Police arrested the women, ranging in age from 49 to 90, after they sat down Monday in front of the recruiting station to protest the war in Iraq, police said.
When the women, including Marie Runyon, who is 90 and blind, tried to enter the station, they found it locked, said Joan Wile, 74, director of Grandmothers against the War.
"We tried to ring the bell at the booth, but no one answered," Wile said. "I saw a head poke up from behind the counter every once in a while and then duck back down. I don't know what they were afraid of. Maybe they don't know how to deal with a bunch of grannies."
Grandmothers against the War joined the New York City Raging Grannies and the Gray Panthers to form a coalition called the Anti-War Grandmothers, which organized the protest. The group said about 100 people attended.
|10-18-2005, 09:42 PM||#2|
Mo' holla fo' yo' dolla!
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: In a bunker in an undisclosed location
These are people who are afraid to pick on someone their own size, so 90 year-old grandmas (and powerless countries like Iraq) are their targets of choice.
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