Protesters create stir at White House

June 2, 2010 at 9:14 AM
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WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) -- Two women protesting Peruvian President Alan Garcia's visit to Washington created a stir outside of the White House, the Secret Service said.

A Secret Service spokesman said one woman chained herself to the fence ringing the White House Tuesday and her mother poured a black fluid on her, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. The liquid, determined to be neither flammable nor toxic, apparently was meant to symbolize petroleum, the spokesman said.

President Barack Obama was meeting with Garcia at the time of the incident.

The Secret Service said the women were arrested. The younger woman was charged with disorderly contact and her mother was charged with defacing government property, because the liquid apparently stained the pavement at the White House, the Post said.

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