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ADDITIONAL NOTES:

Washington DC: Mrs. Concepcion Picciotto - Connie to her friends -- occupies a humble patch of sidewalk in Lafayette Park, directly across from the entrance to the White House. She's there in the morning, when the tourists line up fa their visit to the executive mansion; she's there in the afternoon, when office workers flock to the park for picnic lunches; she's there in the evening, when rush hour traffic clogs Pennsylvania Avenue, and she there at 3 a.m.. when silence rules, save for the occasional stirring of a restless drunk on a nearby park bench.

Each day, and nearly every night since August 1981, Concepcion Picciotto has been there It`s her home. But she's not alone. She has her signs - "Live by the Bomb . . Die by the Bomb." "Civilized People do not Nuke Fellow Humans" -- her friend William Thomas, and the squirrels. Mrs. Picciotto and Mr. Thomas demonstrate for living Co-founders of the White House Anti-Nuclear Peace Vigil, they claim the modern record for presidential protest They pass out pamphlets, they talk with passersby, and they display their signs. Their message, they say, is simple: peace, freedom, and justice for mankind. -- George Joseph Tanber, Toledo Magazine, 1988.

read more about Connie at her website: www.prop1.org/conchita/, or view more photography of protests on this site.

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Monday 1 August 2005

the president's neighbor marks 24 years of protest

01 August 05 @ 20:27
I like that first one. Her face looks like a wooden sculpture, folk art...which I suppose she is in her own way.
02 August 05 @ 02:53
the first portait is so awesome! this has to be your best portarit i have ever seen! wow! really great.
02 August 05 @ 10:56
The last one is my favorite. I think if convey's her convictions best.
02 August 05 @ 11:51
I agree with S.D., the last one is my favorite. I like the whole series.
02 August 05 @ 21:50
Wow, I had no idea she was still protesting at the White House! I saw her many years ago. What dedication to a cause!
07 August 05 @ 00:57
I'm extremely amazed that she has not been removed from her post, what with the government cracking down on liberties and everything. Yep, amazed!
21 May 13 @ 15:09
I think this article is very interesting. Please continue to write!
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