Six War Protesters Arrested at California Capitol

The Mercury News

June 26, 2008, Sacramento, CA – Six Iraq war protesters were arrested for demonstrating near the governor’s office at the state Capitol.

The California Highway Patrol arrested them Thursday for demonstrating without a permit and disruptive behavior inside the Capitol.

Officers say about 20 protesters were instructed to leave but six refused. They were cited and released.

Protester Maggie Coulter, 55, says it was a waste of taxpayers’ money for state officers to arrest individuals for a peaceful demonstration.

Coulter and the other five protesters were given a July 23 court date.

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