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Capitol anti-war protest peaceful

Sept. 18, 2007 at 9:54 AM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- About 150 anti-war protesters peacefully filed through U.S. congressional buildings delivering certificates of "Induction into The Hall of Shame."

None of Monday's protesters were arrested, in contrast with 192 arrests Saturday in an antiwar rally near the U.S. Capitol, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

Police at the Rayburn House Office Building Monday braced for a confrontation that didn't happen as the protesters delivered written rebukes to members of Congress who support President George W. Bush's policy in Iraq.

"We don't want to get arrested today. We've got people catching planes tonight," said Medea Benjamin, 55, a protest organizer.

The protesters delivered their certificates of "Induction into The Hall of Shame" to the offices of Reps. Duncan Hunter and Dana Rohrabacher, both California Republicans; Rep. Dan Burton, R-Ind., and Rep. Brian Baird, D-Wash., among others, The Post reported.

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