Iowa protest aimed at Karl Rove leads to arrests
DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - Four peace activists were arrested on
Friday as they attempted to make a "citizens arrest" of Karl Rove, who
was one of President George W. Bush's top aides before leaving the
administration last year.
"It should be Karl Rove in that van. War Criminal!" one of a dozen
protestors shouted as the four were put into a police van outside a Des
Moines country club where Rove spoke at a private state Republican party
Chet Guinn, a retired Methodist Minister, was among those led away.
"To be silent when major crimes are being committed against all humanity
makes us accomplices," Gwinn told reporters just before his prearranged
arrest, which took place when protestors stepped past a gate.