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pooltchr
04-28-2006, 10:22 AM
No wonder Washington is so screwed up! Our congressmen, rather than doing what they are elected to do, are out in the streets protesting like a bunch of 1960's hippies!

WASHINGTON - Five Congress members were willingly arrested and led away from the Sudanese Embassy in plastic handcuffs Friday in protest of the Sudanese government's role in atrocities in the Darfur region.

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"The slaughter of the people of Darfur must end," Rep. Tom Lantos (news, bio, voting record), D-Calif., a Holocaust survivor who founded the Congressional Human Rights Caucus, said from the embassy steps before his arrest.

Four other Democratic Congress members James McGovern and John Olver of Massachusetts, Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas and Jim Moran of Virginia were among 11 protesters arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and unlawful assembly, a misdemeanor subject to a fine.

"We must hold the Sudanese government accountable for the attacks they have supported on their own citizens in Darfur," Olver said.

Dozens of demonstrators carried signs, some reading "Stop the slaughter" and "Women of Darfur suffer multiple gang rapes," in front of the embassy Friday morning.

The protesters cheered as the Congress members and others were cuffed, hands behind their backs, with plastic ties and quietly led to a white police van by U.S. Secret Service uniformed officers.

The arrests were expected. Lantos' office issued a news release about them in advance.

Drop1
04-28-2006, 06:37 PM
Looks to me its time we invade,to set up a Sudanese Democracy,something like the one we developed for Iraq. We should also invade Mexico. We already invaded them twice,and a third time shouldn't make a difference. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

pooltchr
04-29-2006, 04:54 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Drop1:</font><hr> Looks to me its time we invade,to set up a Sudanese Democracy,something like the one we developed for Iraq. We should also invade Mexico. We already invaded them twice,and a third time shouldn't make a difference. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif <hr /></blockquote>

Too late! Mexico is already invading the US!!!!! /ccboard/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
Steve