BISHOP ARRESTED IN PROTEST OUTSIDE WHITE HOUSE
The group sat in a circle in the park, chanting "Peace, shalom." One leader of the protest said she planned to protest each day outside the White House until April 18, Good Friday.
A spokesman for the US Parks Police said nine people had been arrested for crossing a police line opposite the White House and that the rest were held for protesting without a permit. "We expect them all to be released within a couple of hours," he said.
Bishop Gumbleton is well known for his support of numerous causes, including
gay rights and protests of UN sanctions on Iraq after the 1991 Gulf War.
Gumbleton claims the sanctions hurt civilians who are denied access to
food and medicine, although critics blame Saddam Hussein for diverting
funds from the UN's Oil for Food program to illicit weapons production
and the building of dozens of palaces.