Saturday, March 17, 2007
Update from Friday/Saturday morning
Youth from the Encampment to Stop the War inside the Rayburn House Office Building. They shouted "Money for Jobs, Not for War!" and "Cut off the funds; end the war; bring the troops home!" and could be heard all the way across the street.

Despite a winter storm, with freezing temperatures, ice, rain, and winds up to 40 mph, the Encampment continued on Friday--and continued protesting against the War Congress located across the reflecting pool.

Activists continued to arrive from all over the U.S. - some from as far away as California.

In the afternoon, youth activists from the Encampment stormed the Rayburn House Office Building (see report and photos below).

The wind took down several tents, blowing one of them into the reflecting pool. Organizers arrived on the scene early Saturday morning to secure the remaining tents and to prepare for the massive march on the Pentagon, which stepped off a few minutes ago.

Activists continue to arrive at the Encampment, determined to challenge the pro-war Congress and expose their phony "phased withdrawal" plans, which are really just political cover for them to continue to vote to fund the war.

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