Dem. Reps Arrested at Darfur Protest

Via the AP:

Five Congress members were willingly arrested and led away from the Sudanese Embassy in plastic handcuffs Friday in protest of the Sudanese government's role in atrocities in the Darfur region.

"The slaughter of the people of Darfur must end," Rep. Tom Lantos (news, bio, voting record), D-Calif., a Holocaust survivor who founded the Congressional Human Rights Caucus, said from the embassy steps before his arrest.

Four other Democratic Congress members — James McGovern and John Olver of Massachusetts, Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas and Jim Moran of Virginia — were among 11 protesters arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and unlawful assembly, a misdemeanor subject to a fine.

"We must hold the Sudanese government accountable for the attacks they have supported on their own citizens in Darfur," Olver said.
With all that's going on in America, we can'affordrd to forget about the unfolding tragedy in Darfur. It's sad that TV shows like 'ER' are doing more to bring this to the attention of the American people than the 'News' shows. I guess they're still go busy reporting on Natalie Halloway.

Her death is a tragedy. Millions of dead Africans is what? A foot note?

It's good to see that there are some Democrats (no Republican, I note) in government that are aware of the situation...

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