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Sheehan, four others arrested in Texas

Dec. 29, 2006 at 11:10 AM   |   Comments

CRAWFORD, Texas, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan was arrested along with four other protesters outside of U.S. President George Bush's Texas ranch.

The five were arrested Thursday by McLennan County, Texas, sheriff's deputies and Department of Public Safety troopers and charged with obstructing a highway or other passageway, KWTX-TV, Waco, Texas, reported Friday.

Tela Mange of the Texas Department of Public Safety said the protesters were blocking the road leading to the property and refused to move when ordered by authorities, CNN reported.

"(Sheehan) told us if you want us to get out of the road, you're going to have to arrest us," Mange said. "So we did."

Sheehan had said that "an action" would be taken during the president's meeting with administration officials including Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Defense Secretary Robert Gates at the ranch.

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