Cindy Sheehan was arrested on Thursday for lying in the road leading to the Bush ranch, blocking it for about 20 minutes, according to Tela Mange of the Texas Department of Public Safety. Four other people were also arrested with her. 

From the CNN article: 

“[Sheehan] told us if you want us to get out of the road, you’re going to have to arrest us,” said Mange. “So we did.” 

Obstructing a highway is a misdemeanor in Texas, which they were all charged with. Due to an incident in New York in 2005 where Sheehan and others were arrested, they could face some penalty for being arrested yet again so soon afterwards. 

In March of 2005, Sheehan and three other women were arrested after trying to deliver and anti-Iraq war protest to the U.S. Mission to the U.N. In December of 2006, they were charged with trespassing because they didn’t disperse when ordered to by police. They were given a conditional discharge, which meant they would have had a stiffer punishment if they were arrested again in the next six months, and fined $95. They then went back to the Mission with the petition after the sentencing and it was accepted. 

If found guilty, they could each face a fine of up to $2000 and six months in prison. 


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