Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Defiant WILPFer Demands Action From Senator Santorum

Marjorie Van Cleef, chair of WILPF's Rapid Response Committee, was arrested last Monday along with 13 other peace activists outside the office of Pennsylvania Senator Santorum. They refused to leave until their senator signed the Declaration of Peace Congressional Pledge.

The group was jailed over night and released pending a November 21 hearing at the Philadelphia Criminal Justice Center. They were each charged with three "offenses:" defiant and criminal trespass, and conspiracy. I urge all available Philadelphia activists to attend their hearing in support of the right to peaceful protest.

Have you been involved in a congressional sit-in? Please let us know!

More information available from the Philadelphia Inquirer: "Antiwar protesters arrested outside Santorum office: The 14 activists with Brandywine Peace Community allegedly refused to leave the Center City building." by Joseph A. Slobodzian


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