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Anti-War Protester Sheehan Arrested for Civil Disobedience


A leading anti-Iraq war protester has been arrested for an act of civil disobedience outside the White House.

Cindy Sheehan, the mother of an American soldier killed in Iraq, was taken into custody Monday, on the third day of rallies in Washington to protest U.S. involvement in Iraq. Ms. Sheehan had ignored three police warnings to stop sitting on a sidewalk near the presidential mansion and move on.

Ms. Sheehan gained fame in August when she held a vigil outside President Bush's Crawford, Texas ranch, asking the president to meet with her during his month-long working vacation.

Mr. Bush has said he sympathizes with Mrs. Sheehan, but that he will not pull U.S. troops out of Iraq prematurely.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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