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WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than 100anti-war protesters, including the man wholeaked the Pentagon Papers, were arrestedoutside the White House on Saturday indemonstrations marking the eighthanniversary of the U.S.-led war in Iraq.The protesters, some shouting anti-war slogans and singing "We Shall NotBe Moved," were arrested after ignoring orders to move away from thegates of the White House. The demonstrators cheered loudly as DanielEllsberg, the former military analyst who in 1971 leaked the Pentagon'ssecret history of the Vietnam War that was later published in majornewspapers, was arrested and led away by police.In New York City, about 80 protesters gathered near the U.S. militaryrecruiting center in Times Square, chanting "No to war" and carryingbanners that read, "I am not paying for war" and "Butter not guns."Similar protests marking the start of the Iraq war were also plannedSaturday in Chicago, San Francisco and other cities.The demonstration in Washington on Saturday merged varied causes,including protesters demanding a U.S. military withdrawal from Iraq andAfghanistan as well as those supporting Bradley Manning, the jailed Armyprivate suspected of giving classified documents to the website WikiLeaks.One chant that was repeated was: "Stop the War! Expose the Lies! FreeBradley Manning!"Manning is being held in solitary confinement for all but an hour every dayat a Marine Corps brig in Quantico, Virginia. He is given a suicide-proof smock to wear to bed and is stripped naked each night. On Sunday, aprotest will be held in Quantico, outside the brig where Manning is beingheld.Ellsberg has publicly defended Manning, calling him a "brother," andWikiLeaks.Hundreds of protesters attended the rally and marched around the WhiteHouse, but the crowd - which included many military veterans - thinnedconsiderably as the U.S. Park Police warned that they'd be arrested if they didn't move. As officers moved in with handcuffs, one protester whoclutched the gates outside the White House shouted, "Don't arrest them!Arrest Obama!" and "You're arresting veterans, not war criminals!"Authorities said 113 protesters were arrested, processed and givenviolation notices for disobeying an official order. They could pay a smallfine and be released, or be freed with a future court date."The majority were cooperative," said U.S. Park Police spokesman DavidSchlosser. "A couple had to be carried, but altogether a polite and orderlycrowd."One military veteran who showed up for the rally was Paul Markin, a64-year-old retired U.S. Army colonel from Lynn, Mass., who said he'sfrustrated by what he sees as the U.S. government's escalation of thewars. He said he's been against wars since coming home from Vietnam."Ever since that time, I've gone to the other side. Instead of a warrior, ananti-warrior," Markin said.Ralph Nader, a consumer advocate who's unsuccessfully run several timesfor president, attended the demonstration and said anti-war protestersneeded to continue putting pressure on government leaders. He said hebelieved most Americans and even soldiers agreed with the views of theprotesters"I believe they reflect the majority opinion of the soldiers in Afghanistan,"
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