Sharpton Joins Protest Near President’s Ranch

From Times Wire Services

The Rev. Al Sharpton joined hundreds of war protesters outside President Bush’s ranch for an interfaith service, saying he felt compelled to meet Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a serviceman killed in Iraq. She started the rally.

Actor Martin Sheen also met with Sheehan and spoke to a crowd of more than 300.

Several cars with pro-Bush signs drove slowly down the road by the protest campsite. One man was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly shoving an antiwar demonstrator, McLennan County sheriff’s deputies said.