Monday, January 22, 2007

Civil Disobedience

Christian campaigner jailed after Iraq protest

Chris Cole was jailed today for refusing to pay a fine of £661 arising from an anti-war action at the Ministry of Defence on Holy Innocents Day, 28th December 2004. Cole was part of a small group which took the action. When they were arrested, Scott Albrecht and Liz Yates had been digging graves, with a child's coffin ready to be placed in one. Chris Cole and Fr Martin Newell had begun to inscribe a wall as a memorial with the words "Remember Iraqi War Dead", "Slaughter of the Innocent" and "Stop the War" in red paint. "Father Forgive Us" was also written on the ground. Prayers of repentance and remembrance were also said.

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