In news that should shame the UK anti-war movement over 200 people were arrested across the US in a series of anti-war protests marking the fifth anniversery of the war in Iraq.
32 people were arrested in Washington after attempting to blockade the IRS building, with another 30 nicked outside a Congressional Office building. Meanwhile in San Francisco 143 people were arrested on charges including trespassing, resisting arrest and obstructing traffic.
In New York, 30 members of the “Granny Peace Brigade” gathered in Times Square, knitting in hand, to demand troops be brought home now.
“We’re out here to show people that this war is madness. We never should have gotten into this war in the first place,” said Shirley Weiner, 80.