5 war protesters arrested in Vito’s office
Congressman, decried as Bush’s ‘rubber stamp,’ was 200 miles away in D.C., opposing Iraq bill
Saturday, March 24, 2007
By STEPHANIE SLEPIAN
STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Around 9 a.m. yesterday, the Eltingville office of Rep. Vito Fossella was “occupied” by seven anti-war protesters demanding an audience with the Republican congressman.
At the same time, he was in Washington voting against a Democratic war spending bill requiring that combat operations in Iraq end by 2008.
Denied their meeting with Fossella, the protesters refused to leave. They vowed to stay until the close of business, until Fossella granted them a meeting — or until they were arrested.