4.12.2005

Protestors at John Bolton Hearing

The protestors at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the nomination of John Bolton for US Ambassador to the United Nations was interrupted by protestors. Three women from the organization "Code Pink 4 Peace" stood up and held banners as they shouted their slogans against the Bolton nomination.

One of the protestors was Gael Murphy. Gael is one of two co-founders of Code Pink. The other co-founder is Medea Benjamin.

This was not the first time Gael Murphy has been escorted from a committee hearing. During Don Rumsfeld's testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee regarding Abu Ghraib, Gael stood up and disrupted that hearing as well.

Are there more? Yes.

Gael was also escorted out of the Republican National Convention. You might say that perhaps Gael shows up on a watch list, though there doesn't seem to be any real security threat other than obtaining security clearance DURING THE PRESIDENT'S SPEECH. It does not appear that she has in fact threatened anyone with anything other than a banner they don't want to see and some words they don't want to hear.

I wonder if she would agree to an interview.

MORE: Gael has apparently met the Protest Warriors. They liked her almost as much as I do.

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