Thursday, 25 October 2007

Condoleezza Rice Confronted by "Blood-Stained" Anti-war Activist

Thanks to guys from Towleroad for this excellent post

Anti-war protestor Desiree Anita Ali-Fairooz of the Code Pink organization was detained on Wednesday after confronting Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at a congressional hearing.

As Rice approached the podium, Farooz placed blood-colored hands in her face and shouted "war criminal" before being escorted form the chamber along with several other activists.

Reuters reports: "Capitol Police said later five people were arrested, including Ali-Fairooz, who was charged with disorderly conduct and assault on a police officer. She was also charged with defacing government property for smearing the red paint from her hands on the hallway wall outside the hearing room. The other four protesters faced disorderly conduct charges."

Halloween, of course, is next week, but in the Bush administration it's scary all year.

* X-posted from Towleroad

... And now read Onnik Krikorian's post Condoleezza Rice: Drop Armenian Genocide Bill

1 comment:

artmika said...

For info:

Code Pink: Women for Peace is a feminist anti-war group that started in the lead-up to the invasion of Iraq. It seeks "positive social change through creative protest, non-violent direct action, and community involvement". (Wikipedia )

Code Pink