Thursday, December 07, 2006

Episcopal bishop arrested in protest over war in Iraq

Northern California's Episcopalian leader, the newly elected Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus, was arrested Thursday afternoon for blocking the front door of the San Francisco federal building to protest the Iraq war.

Andrus, carrying a shepherd's staff and singing "Down by the Riverside,'' was among about 200 protesters who had marched from Grace Cathedral on Nob Hill to join the weekly anti-war rally on Golden Gate Avenue near City Hall.

Read the whole from San Francisco Chronicle story here.

More photos available here.

A great interview and story is available from the Episcopal News Service here.

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