From NBC 6
Locals join mom of fallen soldier staging protest
near Bush ranch
A California woman’s demand to meet with President Bush is now attracting
supporters from all over. Monday, dozens of people showed up at the roadside
camp after seeing her story on TV.
Cindy Sheehan says she’ll continue to camp out all month until she meets
face to face with President Bush.
Under a large tree and umbrellas, supporters of a peace movement continued
their protest in the rain, along side the road leading to President Bush’s
After the makeshift camp received national media attention this weekend,
dozens are now coming in, bringing supplies and showing support.
Morgan Connery is from Lampasas.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œI just jumped in my truck and drove out with a big bucket of chicken. That
was the best thing I could think of to bring. If I could’ve done it over, I’d
bring a tent.
It’s all in support of Cindy Sheehan, who lost her son Casey in the Iraq
war: ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œI am amazed at the outpouring of love and support from around the world
that we’re getting.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
Sheehan’s story tugged the heart of Killeen resident Cathleen Fox, whose
son Christopher is stationed at Fort Hood. Christopher just got back from Iraq
and will ship out again in a few months. The two came to the camp to show
Cathleen says, ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œI read yesterday that Cindy Sheehan was out here and it
just crushed me.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
Christopher says, ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œIf I had my choice, I would rather not go back. I don’t
feel this war is necessary.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
President Bush’s motorcade is expected to pass by the camp later in the
week. Protesters have been told they may have to move, but they say they’re
Protestor Diane Wilson says, ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWe’re talking to the head of the ACLU of
Texas and we’re going to start fighting for inches.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œI’m willing to be arrested,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â Sheehan says. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œI’ll still be there and if
they let me out of jail, I’ll go back.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
McLennan County Sheriff Larry Lynch did not return repeated phone calls
from NBC 6. Sheehan says she does not expect to get that face to face meeting
with President Bush.
While listening to the Ed Schultz show on Air America yesterday, an Ohio
mother called in. She too is heading to Crawford to join Cindy in the fight. The
longer Bush waits to talk to her the more people who are going to show up and
continue to expose him for the coward he is.
US Newswire has a release stating families from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Arkansas and other states are joining in the protest starting today. Well atleast Bush did some good for Crawford’s economy!