Volume 75, Number 14 | August 24 - 30, 2005

Villager photo by Jefferson Siegel

They’re in Cindy’s camp in Chelsea

Joining protests across the country called by MoveOn.org, Chelsea residents held a silent candlelight vigil against the war in Iraq last week and called for President Bush to meet with Cindy Sheehan. The mother of a U.S. soldier killed in Iraq, Sheehan has reenergized the antiwar effort by camping outside Bush’s Crawford, Tex., ranch where the president has been vacationing, demanding to talk to him about the war. Kate Abell, a member of MoveOn and Chelsea Neighbors United Against The War, put out a call for the vigil on Eighth Ave. between 17th and 18th Sts. One hundred fifty people turned out, some from as far as Staten Island and New Jersey, while 500 were reportedly at another vigil nearby in Union Square. People from across the country have been going to Crawford to join Sheehan’s campout.

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