NYC 17 October 2005

At least 18 grandmothers opposed to the war in Iraq were arrested today at the Times Square Armed Forces Recruiting Station. The women were attempting to enlist at the station but found the door locked. Supporters gathered around the station while those trying to enlist sat down in front of the door and were soon arrested.

Joan Wile, founder of the group "Grandmothers Against the War," and one of those arrested, said via a statement; "people are dying in this awful war every day. If someone has to die, I would rather it be somebody like me - who has had the opportunity to live a long life - instead of some young person."