Iraq War Protests

By: KAKE News
By: KAKE News

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Two war protesters were arrested Friday evening when they refused to leave the Wichita office of Congressman Todd Tiahrt. They were part of a protest group that spent part of the afternoon in Tiahrt's office, calling on the Kansas representative to change his position on the war with Iraq.

Most of the protesters left before the office closed, but two remained in an apparent act of civil disobedience.

Tiahrt spokesman Chuck Knapp says the congressman supports the right to express opinions and civil disobedience, but says civil disobedience has its consequences.

Also on Friday about 100 war protesters gathered outside Wichita's city hall. Police looked on from a distance. No trouble was reported.

Associated Press contributed to this report.


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