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War Resisters Block IRS HQ, 31 arrested

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War Resisters Block IRS HQ, 31 arrested

March 19, 2008 -- Thirty-one people were arrested this morning as they staged a nonviolent blockade at the national headquarters of the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, DC. The protestors had placed yellow police tape saying "WAR CRIME SCENE" across the entrance to the building.

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