Protest Arrests Include Nobel Winners, Ellsberg

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Two Nobel Peace Prize winners and Vietnam War activist Daniel Ellsberg were among 65 people arrested near the White House in antiwar protests.

The protesters climbed over police barricades closing off Lafayette Park, across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House, and sang and prayed until they were taken into custody.

Besides Ellsberg, those arrested included Nobel laureates Mairead Corrigan Maguire of the Northern Ireland Peace Movement and Jody Williams of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines.