Joshua Smith: 817 751 5890 (National Operation’s Director, Peace of the Action)
Cindy Sheehan: 707 301 6177
March 20th, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
On Monday, March 15th, Camp OUT NOW, a Peace Camp erected by US Citizens on the lawn of the Washington Monument, was denied by the National Park Service its legal rights (based on National Park Service regulation 7.96) to erect temporary tents.
According to case law, tents are able to be erected as long as there is no sleeping—the Park Service forced the campers to take down the tents Monday afternoon immediately after they were set-up.
“On the 7th anniversary of an illegal war that has killed over a million people and in the shadow of the government that commits crimes on a daily basis, we will claim our legal rights to establishment an anti-war camp, and we expect to do so unmolested by law enforcement,” said Cindy Sheehan, National Director of Peace of the Action.
Peace of the Action is inviting all concerned citizens to join us at Camp this evening to help us fight the arbitrary enforcement of national law.
The action will take place Saturday night, March 20th beginning at 8pm.
Cindy Sheehan is the mother of Spc. Casey Sheehan who was killed in Iraq on 04 April 2004. She is the national director of peace of the action and the author of five books and host of her own radio show: Cindy Sheehan’s soapbox.