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No Seat in the Room for Peaceful Protest

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September 12, 2007

By now, you’ve probably heard about Hip Hop Caucus CEO Reverend Lennox Yearwood Jr. being tackled by six Capitol Hill police officers outside the Petraeus hearing two days ago. The circumstances behind what transpired are unclear-you can watch for yourself what happened on YouTube. What is clear is the Reverend’s a great friend of the ACLU, and he joined us on our Day of Action this summer to promote the restoration of Habeas and end torture. You can watch his speech here:

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Check out Firedoglake for more about the assault and how you can get involved.