reposted from blog at DailyKos website, blogged by "ajc888"
Tue Jan 31, 2006 at 06:48:31 PM PDT
CNN's Ed Henry has just reported that Cindy Sheehan has been arrested by Capitol Hill police just before she was to attend the SOTU address tonight. She was present at the invitation of a California Dem congresswoman Lynn Woolsey. So far, there has been no indication of the cause for the arrest. There is no doubt that we live in a police state in America under Bush.
News update - Ed Henry is now reporting that Cindy Sheehan was already present in the house chamber gallery when she was arrested. The cause of arrest was Sheehan's action in unfurling a banner. The contents of the banner are not yet known. Henry also stated that Capitol Hill police would hold Sheehan for at least one hour for questioning which is very convenient since Bush's SOTU speech is scheduled for approx. 45 minutes.
From blog at DailyKos.com (Democratic activist website)
Reaction there is to condemn this police state action. Some are e-mailing Representative Lynn Woolsey to thank her for inviting Sheehan.
See also, PIMC article -- <Cindy Sheehan: "Bush's Presidency Is Illegitimate!">
Comment at DailyKos indicates that anti-Woolsey spin is already on-going.