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  • Ex-soldiers set up anti-Bush protest camp in D.C. - "Camp Democracy"

    09/05/2006 10:21:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 1,000+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 9/5/06 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - Former soldiers and parents of Americans fighting in Iraq opened anti-war, anti-Bush "Camp Democracy" in the heart of Washington, a demonstration planned to last several weeks. After spending early August near President George W. Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas, and the end of the month at his family retreat in Kennebunkport, Maine, the protesters set up camp in the US capital between the Congress building and the White House. Started by anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, "Camp Democracy" will welcome pacifists, Democratic lawmakers, union leaders, environmentalists, feminists and those fighting for immigrants' rights. Five tents will be open...