More Than 150 Arrested At Iraq Protest


Saturday, September 15th 2007, 5:10 pm
By: News On 6


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thousands of protesters march Saturday from the White House to the Capitol to demand an end to the Iraq war, leading to the arrests of at least 150 people.

Among a contingent of Iraq veterans in attendance at the march was 25-year-old Justin Cliburn of Lawton, Oklahoma. Cliburn says that the U.S. is occupying a people in Iraq who do not want us there.

Cliburn says the veterans attended the march, quote, "to show that it isn't just a bunch of old hippies from the '60s who are against this war."

Many of the protesters were arrested without a struggle after they jumped over a barricade near the base of the Capitol. But some grew angry as police attempted to push them back using large black shields and a chemical spray. Protesters responded by throwing signs and chanting: "Shame on you."