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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Walker Peace Brigade on Trial

18 Antiwar `Grannies' on Trial in New York

NEW YORK — Eighteen antiwar protesters who call themselves the Granny Peace Brigade went on trial Thursday for staging a rally in Times Square last year, with the prosecution saying the case was about disorderly conduct — not war.
The defendants, some supporting themselves on canes and walkers, entered the small courtroom packed with about 75 supporters. They are each charged with two counts of disorderly conduct stemming from an Oct. 17, 2005, protest against the Iraq war outside the military recruiting station in Times Square.
The women — several in their 80s and 90s — wore buttons that read: "Granny Peace Brigade" and "Love the Troops, Hate the War." Some wore T-shirts that said: "We will not be silent."

Give em hell grandma...