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War Protester Cindy Sheehan Arrested Before President's Speech

Peace activist Cindy Sheehan has been arrested for demonstrating inside the Capitol. Sheehan -- who lost a son in Iraq -- was removed from the House gallery in handcuffs, minutes before President Bush entered for his State of the Union speech.

Capitol Police say Sheehan wore a T-shirt with an anti-war slogan that was covered until she took her seat. Officers say they warned her the display was illegal but she allegedly ignored them. She's charged with unlawful conduct. Sheehan was invited to attend the speech by Democratic Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey of California. Before the speech, Woolsey said Sheehan has "made a difference in the debate to bring our troops home from Iraq."

Courtesy: Associated Press

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