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Fri Feb 25 2005
Soldiers Uniform Display Ignites Freedom of Speech Battle in Sacramento
Bush Lied, I Died
2/15/05: A display of a soldier's uniform on the gable of a house in a quiet neighborhood in the Land Park District of Sacramento has ignited a battle between anti-war activists and Bush administration supporters over the First Amendment. Stephen and Virginia Pearcy, both lawyers who work in Berkeley, decided to put up a uniform of a U.S. soldier hanging on a noose, with the sign "Your Tax Dollars at Work," at their house in Sacramento. A pro-war rally gathered in front of the Pearcy's house while they were away and two individuals, captured on TV cameras, took the display down. On Saturday February 12th, the Pearcys, with the support of members of Veterans for Peace, put a new uniform display on the house. However, this time the uniform was placed with a new sign saying "Bush Lied I Died". On Monday the 14th, a man identifying himself as"Mike" was captured by TV cameras taking down the display for a second time. A candlelight vigil was held on February 15th in front of the Pearcys' home supporting their right to to oppose the war in Iraq. Read More | Photos
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