Friday March 9, 2007 6:31 AM
By JENNIFER C. KERR
WASHINGTON (AP) - Some opponents of the Iraq war are taking their protests straight to Congress - staging “occupations” in lawmakers’ offices on Capitol Hill and in their home communities.
Rep. Rahm Emanuel’s office in Chicago was targeted on Thursday.
A day earlier protesters were headed off before getting into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office in San Francisco.
In Washington, peace activists dressed in pink showed up recently at the Senate offices of presidential hopefuls John McCain and Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The protesters haven’t abandoned the larger, more familiar gatherings at college campuses, major cities and monuments in Washington. But in recent weeks, they have been turning up at congressional offices, vowing to stay until they get pledges that lawmakers will vote against more war funding - or until they are forcibly removed.