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Fairbanks, AK -- 1 Arrest in Persistent Civil Disobedience

March 13

Rob Mulford got arrested at around 1:30pm today for entering barely inside the Federal Building in Fairbanks. The security officer at the building forbade Rob entry, stating that he was trespassing because he had been charged with trespass before, although Rob has not been convicted of any such crime and was not acting threatening. Rob had brought a copy of the U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights to show to the officers the authority that gave him a right to be on public property “to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” (First Amendment)

Rep Peter DeFazio -- 2 Arrests in Eugene, OR

March 13

Federal security officers arrested Peg Morton and Trudy Maloney on Monday, March 12 after they refused to leave Representative Peter DeFazio’s office. Morton and Maloney and others from the Occupation Project (www.vcnv.org) had spent the afternoon peacefully praying for DeFazio to listen to his conscience and pledge to vote against Bush’s request for supplemental funding to continue the Iraq war.

Rep Dave Obey -- 3 Arrests at Superior, WI Office

March 14, 2007

Three arrested for trespassing in Obey’s Superior office after protest
Anna Kurth, Forum Communications Company
Published Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Three Iraq War protesters were arrested when they refused to leave the Superior office of U.S. Rep. David Obey, D-Wausau when the office closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Senator Hillary Clinton -- 4 Arrests in Albany, NY

March 12, 2007

Four activists from the Saratoga (NY) Peace Alliance’s Occupation Project were arrested this afternoon (March 12, 2007) after occupying Sen. Clinton’s office at the Federal Building in Albany NY.

At 3 pm sixteen members representing various peace groups from the Albany area had a meeting with Tracey Brooks, Ms Clinton’s Political Director for our region. This was the third time we had met with Ms Brooks since last fall.

Occupation Project Protests and Arrests at: Representative Udall, Senator Salazar and Representative Degette Offices

March 9, 2007

Photos by Phil Weinstein: the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice CenterPhoto by Phil Weinstein: the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center

For more photos and the press release, including personal statements from those arrested:

Penobscot Bay Occupation Project -- 12 Arrested at Senator Collins Maine Office

March 7, 2007

Twelve people were arrested for criminal trespassing at Senator Collins office in Bangor, Maine at about 5 p.m. this evening. They had called upon the Senator to stop funding the war in Iraq. A $100 billion supplemental appropriations bill will be voted on later this month.

Bangor, Maine: Occupation Project Results in 12 Arrests - Photos and Video

Mar 7 2007

Visits to offices of Congressman Mike Michaud and Senator Olympia Snowe in Bangor, Maine to request they STOP FUNDING WAR.

For two additional videos and story:

Charlottesville, VA -- 3 Arrested at Rep Goode's Office

Protestors Arrested at Goode’s Office
Reported by David Douglas
NBC-29, WVIR-TV
March 7, 2007

For the fourth week in a row, anti-war protestors have gathered outside Virgil Goode’s office in Charlottesville. For the third week in a row, three of those protestors were arrested.

Not So Silent Night -- 5 Arrested at Rep Mark Kirk's Office in Illinois

By Siobhan Kolar
March 7, 2007

Tonight inside Suite 350 at 707 Skokie Boulevard there was not silence but song, prayer and chanting of names of those killed, American and Iraqi, in the last four years of the American occupation of Iraq. Representative Mark Kirk’s office in Northbrook was being occupied by the Engage Nonviolence Affinity group. Those risking arrest tonight included Dave and Barb Corcoran, Dave Martin, Bettina Perillo and John (Jack) Wentland. A staff member stayed with the group until around 9:45 pm, when they were forcibly removed, handcuffed and arrested. Dave C, Dave M and Bettina refused to provide their names to the police and were taken to the Northbrook police station for processing. A staff member at Representative Kirk’s office contacted the Northbrook police and, when he provided the names to the police all three were released. Barb and Jack provided their names to police at the office location and were released from there. All five have a court date of April 23 at 9 a.m.

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