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Supporters hold vigil through day 2 of Lt. Watada trial at Fort Lewis
FORT LEWIS, WA (February 7, 2007) -- Courage to Resist, Tacoma Puppetistas, and the Olympia Movement for Justice and Peace held vigil at the gates of Fort Lewis during day 2 of Lt. Watada's court martial for publicly refusing to deploy to Iraq. Folks will continue to vigil at 4 pm at I-5 Exit 119 through Friday. A larger candle light vigil and rally is schedule for Friday evening 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Report from inside the courtroom and rally details to be posted soon at Courage to Resist.
Suggested mainstream coverage of yesterday's events:
COMMANDER SAYS HE FELT ‘BIT BETRAYED’ BY WATADA
By Mike Barber, Seattle Post-Intelligencer. February 7, 2007
Also, additional photos from the Feb. 5 mass protest for Lt. Watada at Ft. Lewis:
Active duty Army Spc. Suzanne Swift (right) attended Lt. Watada's trial with Iraq Veterans Against the War Executive Director Kelly Dougherty (middle). The Army retaliated against Spc. Swift this evening by taking away all of her civilian attire.