BOSTON (AP) _ Several anti-war veterans are out on bail after police in Boston arrested them at a Veterans Day event for refusing to move away from a podium.
The Boston chapter of a group called Veterans for Peace says about 15 of its members and supporters were arrested yesterday at the American Legion's event.
Group member and Vietnam War veteran Winston Warfield says the
American Legion rejected his group's request to have a speaker at the event outside City Hall. He says since Veterans for Peace is opposed to the U.S. invasion of Iraq and what he calls the "planned invasion of Iran,'' a lot of veterans view them as traitors.
Warfield says his group believes the Veterans Day event was a public affair. But the Supreme Court has ruled that private groups with proper permits can choose who can participate in their events.