Blackwater Protestors Jailed
Hampton Roads News Channel (2007-10-21)
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Several Blackwater protestors are in jail for trespassing on Blackwater's property and creating a scene that looked like a make believe car bomb.
"Today's demonstration is to make a statement to the world that Blackwater is a mess both domestically and internationally," says a protestor.
In an effort to get a message across to Blackwater, protestors staged what looked like a bloody car bomb with bullet holes, and pleople lying on the ground splattered with what looked like blood.
Demonstrators say they created it because they wanted Blackwater officials to see what Iraqi's go through everyday.
"We would like the killing and the bloodshed to stop and that is what we are doing here;" which is why protestors say they also put what fake bloody hand prints on Blackwater's sign.
They also lined the street holding handmade signs along the road leading up to blackwater's property.
When demonstrators crossed into Blackwater, Sheriff's deputies were ready.
Handcuffing demonstrators on the ground, Currituck county sheriff's deputies arrested seven people; all who were cheered on for their efforts to stop blackwater.