BREAKING NEWS: Cindy Sheehan & Medea Benjamin Arrested

Posted by on March 6th, 2006

March 6, 2006: Photos from the Iraqi - US Delegation to the UN, New York City.
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Cindy Sheehan with Iraqi Delegates at the Women Say NO to War press conference outside the U.S. mission to the United Nations.

Dr. Entisar Mohammad Ariabi, a pharmacist at the Yarmook Teaching Hospital in Baghdad, has documented the deteriorating health system. She became tearful when recalling the deaths and injuries she said she has witnessed daily. She estimated that 1,600 Iraqis are killed in Baghdad every month, with a greater number injured.

"Thanks for the liberation from Saddam" Hussein, Dr. Entisar Mohammad Ariabi said, addressing the Bush administration, "now please go out."

 

Eman Ahmad Khamas dons a pink tunic for the march. She is a human rights advocate who has documented abuses by the occupation forces. Iraqi women described daily killings and ambulance bombings as part of the escalating violence that keeps women in their homes.
Dr. Entisar Mohammad Ariabi is interviewed by Al-Jazeera news.
Cindy Sheehan with Iraqi Delegates at the Women Say NO to War press conference.
Cindy Sheehan and Medea Benjamin hold up the Women Say NO to War Call, signed by more than 100,000 people worldwide, calling for the immediate end of the war in Iraq.
 
Women Say NO to War press conference outside the United Nations.
Women Say NO to War press conference outside the U.S. mission to the United Nations.
Cofounder Medea Benjamin with Iraqi women delegates. CODEPINKers marched from
the UN to the US Mission to the UN.
Women Say NO to War demanding an immediate withdrawl of US troops from Iraq.
Ann Wright, a former U.S. Army colonel and U.S. diplomat, told the press that the U.S. Mission to the UN refused to send someone to meet with the women "whose lives and families have been shattered by this destructive and immoral war." The protesters refused to leave without delivering the petition. Pictured here are: Medea Benjamin, Cindy Sheehan, Rev. Patty Ackerman, and
Missy Beattie.
As a result, both CODEPINK Cofounder Medea Benjamin and Cindy Sheehan were arrested, cuffed and dragged away.

 

Cindy Sheehan being dragged away by the police.