War protesters arrested at House office building


By NATASHA T. METZLER
Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON- Several dozen demonstrators protesting the Iraq war marched Wednesday to the Capitol building carrying mock coffins and lay down in front of doorways at a House office building, where some were arrested.

Many covered themselves with sheets designed to make them resemble dead bodies.

"I had to bring my body down here to say no," Paki Wieland said as she waited in line to get on a police bus.

The protest was organized by the Declaration of Peace, a coalition of about 500 groups that has organized Iraq war protests around the United States since Sept. 21, to coincide with the United Nations International Day of Peace.

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