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(Salt Lake City- KSL-TV) Nine people were arrested last night in South Salt Lake during an anti-war protest.
The group was staging a sit in at the office of Democratic Congressman Jim Matheson, calling for legislation that would repeal the President's authorization for war.
After the office closed several refused to leave and were taken into custody.
Shea Pickelner/Anti-War Protester: Q: "HOW COME YOU'RE DOING THIS?" Pickelner: "I JUST FEEL REALLY STRONGLY THAT THIS WAR IS IMMORAL AND UNJUST AND I FEEL LIKE I'VE EXHAUSTED ALL OTHER RECOURSE FOR EXPRESSING THAT OPINION." Q: "AND YOU'RE WILLING TO GO TO JAIL FOR THAT?" Pickelner: "YEAH, I AM."
For his part, Congressman Matheson, who is in Washington, issued a statement saying that he cannot support legislation to overturn the authority Congress gave President Bush to pursue military action against Iraq.