An anti-war camp set up by the mother of a U.S. soldier killed in Iraq is to move closer to President Bush's Crawford, Texas ranch despite the mounting hostilities of area residents.
A source close to the activists says Cindy Sheehan Tuesday accepted an offer to move onto private land next to the ranch. The land belongs to a relative of a man who fired shots into the air Sunday in apparent frustration over the protest.
Also Tuesday, some area residents petitioned local officials to restrict parking in the area outside the ranch, where protesters have been encamped since August sixth.
Authorities say one resident was arrested Monday after driving over white wooden crosses bearing the names of fallen U.S. service members.
Ms. Sheehan is demanding a meeting with Mr. Bush to call for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.
Mr. Bush says he sympathizes with Ms. Sheehan, but that he will not pull out troops prematurely.
Some information for this report provided by AFP, AP, Reuters.