Protesters arrested in Goode’s office
Three Iraq war protesters took seats on a sofa in Congressman Virgil Goode's Charlottesville office and refused to leave when the office closed at 4:30 today. Arrested, presumably for trespassing, are, left to right, Jeff Winder, Sue Frankel-Streit and Shelly Stern, some of whom are "Code Pinkers." Another dozen or so protesters milled around outside Goode's office across from Gravity Lounge.
Esther Page, who runs Goode's Charlottesville office, has seen occupations before, such as in 2003 when protesters refused to leave shortly after the war began. Today, Page closed the office and left promptly at 4:30.
"We plan to do this again," promised organizer Jennifer Connor.