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Posted at 9:04 PM ET, 03/19/2010

At least 6 protesters arrested

By Terri Rupar

At least six people were arrested Friday as several dozen antiwar protesters marched through downtown Washington, authorities said.

Most of the arrests came at the Treasury Department in the late afternoon. Two people were arrested after apparently attempting to reach the colonnade on the 15th Street side of the building to unfurl banners. A witness said the banners read: “End War, Fund our Future.”

The two were arrested on a charge of trespassing, said a spokesman for the Secret Service.

The D.C. police said three people were arrested outside the Treasury building on a charge of crossing a police line.

Another was arrested at 13th and L streets NW on a charge of destruction of property, in connection with an incident in which paint was allegedly thrown at premises housing a military recruiting office, D.C. police said.

A larger antiwar protest is scheduled for Saturday.

--Clarence Williams and Martin Weil

By Terri Rupar  | March 19, 2010; 9:04 PM ET
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These people are idiots. Why don't they talk with families of people that have been persecuted and murdered by the Hussein and Taliban/Al Qada regimes? If America is such a terible country, there is nothing keeping these protesters from relocating to another country and living under their culture. Be sure to pack your burkha, though.

Posted by: hackstone | March 20, 2010 9:16 AM | Report abuse

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