Veterans for Peace End National Archives Occupation
by Mike Ferner
Friends: Here are some of my favorite images from this past weekend's work in washington, where veterans for peace occupied the scaffolding around the national archives building from saturday 8am until sunday 5pm when cops from homeland security climbed the 90-ft. scaffold, ripped down the banners, and hustled the protesters out, but not until AFTER the vfp'ers negotiated to free two of their number who'd been taken into custody ("either we all walk, or you carry us all out").
Curiously, from then on, the homeland security cops only wanted them off the scaffold and gone. the archives' rent-a-cops, however, wanted them arrested in the worst way, even calling d.c. metro cops who refused to arrest as well. - mike
"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." Samuel Adams