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Anti-war activists storm Kohl campaign event
|Last Edited||Forwardista Feb 23, 2006 10:22pm|
|Media||Newspaper - Madison Capital Times|
|News Date||Friday, February 24, 2006 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0|
|Description||By Samara Kalk Derby |
A small group of activists disrupted a campaign event for U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl and challenged him to sign a pledge against the War in Iraq.
Calling themselves members of the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance, seven anti-war protesters interrupted Kohl as he was about to speak to supporters at the Orpheum Theatre Wednesday evening.
"We all now know that the war in Iraq was based on lies," protester Jim Murphy, a Catholic priest from Portage, read from a script. "Too many innocent lives have been lost and too many dollars have been spent. We are here tonight to appeal to your conscience and ask you to sign a pledge."
The activists asked Kohl to endorse a timetable for troops to withdraw from Iraq as fellow Democratic Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold has done. They also called on Kohl to vote against a supplemental spending bill that includes about $72 billion more for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.