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Dozens of Peace Activists Arrested During Protest at Pentagon

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We get a breaking report from peace activist Frida Berrigan who is at the Pentagon, where she has just been arrested along with roughly 40 others while demonstrating. [includes rush transcript]

  • Frida Berrigan, Arms Trade Resource Center, World Policy Institute

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AMY GOODMAN: We wrap up today’s broadcast inside the Pentagon, where scores of people have just been arrested protesting the war in Iraq. We turn now to peace activist, Frida Berrigan, who is there. What’s happening?

FRIDA BERRIGAN: Forty of us have been arrested for shutting down two entrances to the Pentagon this morning. And we’ve been arrested and charged, and brought signs that said, "War is terrorism," "War is terrorism with a bigger budget," and pictures of the victims, both the U.S. soldiers and the Iraqi civilians. And so effective in shutting down the Pentagon for, I’d say, more than an hour.

AMY GOODMAN: I want to thank you for being with us, Frida Berrigan. We’ll follow up tomorrow. Forty protesters arrested. Frida Berrigan, speaking to us from inside the Pentagon.

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