New York police attacked a 150-strong rally addressed by Cindy Sheehan on Monday. Sheehan who lost a son in Iraq, has become a prominent figure in the US anti-war movement.
She spent much of the summer at Camp Casey, named after her dead son, outside George Bush’s Texas ranch. She has since carried on campaigning, touring the country to speak at rallies and demonstrations.
Police broke through lines of supporters, including members of Veterans for Peace and Military Families Speak Out, cutting off Sheehan’s microphone as she addressed the New York crowd. Several protesters were arrested by police.
A large crowd gathered around, chanting, “Shame, shame,” and “End the war!”
Cindy Sheehan was set to address the Washington DC anti-war protest on Saturday of this week.