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8/17/05-Crawford, TX

Protest Mom Changes Campsite

The mother of a U.S. soldier killed in Iraq and her throng of protesters are moving their campsite in Crawford, Texas. The new site is on private property, after President Bush's neighbors complained about the toll it was taking on the small community.

The protests have been met with resistance. One man was arrested Monday night. Authorities say he drove through part of the campsite, running over hundreds of wooden crosses bearing names of fallen U.S. troops. The commissioner of McLennan County, Texas spoke about the suspect.

"I know the gentleman like you said. He's a war veteran and was wounded in the service. I guess he's got his own agenda as far as that goes. There's people upset on both sides. It's frustrating. When they get all the media attention, they'll stay out here till hell freezes over, so to speak."

Fortunately, no one was hurt in the incident.

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