Peace Supporters Plan Civil Disobedience

A 78-year-old nun, a filmmaker, a 15-year-old high school student, a minister and a newspaper editor are among the people planning a sit-in at U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot’s office Wed., Sept. 27, to protest the war in Iraq.

The group wants Chabot to sign the Congressional Declaration of Peace, which calls for withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, the payment of damages for the destruction caused by U.S. forces and the rejection of “pre-emptive war” against Iran or any other nation.

A group of peace activists Monday delivered petitions to Chabot’s office, calling on him to support the Declaration of Peace. The sit-in Wednesday is intended to help him decide.

Peace supporters are invited to gather at 1 p.m. Wednesday near the Vine Street entrance to the Carew Tower, where Chabot’s office is. Supporters are also asked to call Chabot’s office Wednesday at 513-684-2723 to ask him to sign the Declaration of Peace.

— Gregory Flannery

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