Left-wing activist group Code Pink held protests at the CIA and former Vice President Dick Cheney’s house Saturday morning — complete with giant paper mache heads, drone replicas and people getting arrested.
The protesters gathered at Cheney’s house in McClean, Va., at 9:30 a.m. to shout about Guantanamo Bay and torture. Police told The Daily Caller one protester was quickly arrested after “they jumped the fence” of Cheney’s house.
Code Pink left the vice president’s house after roughly twenty minutes (with the last five spent protesting by warming up in their cars) and headed to the CIA with a little assistance from police officers who had to help one vehicle get out of the snow.The bulk of the protesters began gathering at the CIA entrance — already heavily guarded by officers and sealed off with police tape — around 10:00 a.m. One of the protesters explained to TheDC that the turkey vultures scavenging in the road actually work for Cheney. “Hey!” he shouted. “You work for Cheney? Hey! Yeah you do!”
TheDC was unable to confirm the turkey vultures’ employment status.One man setup a large replica of a drone as a procession of tortured souls dressed in hoods silently marched down the street, followed be an enormous Cheney bobblehead. Protesters held signs and sang an altered version of “This Land Is Your Land” while one officer ate McDonald’s and another quietly filmed the event. Two speakers discussed the need to close Guantanamo Bay and the inefficiency and cruelty of torture. They dispersed after roughly an hour.