(02/19/2007)
Patriots for Peace picketed at Rep. Shelley Moore Capito's office in Kanawha City Friday, asking her to support a House resolution opposing President Bush's plan to send 21,500 more troops to Iraq.

Capito later voted against the resolution, supporting the Bush plan. Reps. Alan Mollohan and Nick Rahall (D-W.Va) voted for it.

Rev. Jim Lewis, a leader of Patriots for Peace said, "When we learned she voted against the resolution, we began occupying her office. She has supported this war from day one and refused to separate herself from the president."

"We support the troops, but the way to support them is not to send more," Lewis said, suggesting ending a war that cannot be won.

Charleston police escorted Lewis out of Capito's office after 10 hours and issued him a citation to appear before a judge later this month.

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