More Protests & Arrests Over Obama Notre Dame Speech

President Barack Obama's scheduled commencement address Sunday at the University of Notre Dame has prompted more protests and more arrests.

Twenty-one people were charged with trespassing as they marched
onto the South Bend, Ind., campus today, protesting the president's
stand on abortion rights.

Three of them were also charged with resisting law enforcement,
including former Republican presidential candidate Alan Keyes and
the Rev. Norman Weslin. Weslin is a 78-year-old Roman Catholic
priest and founder of an anti-abortion group called Lambs of
Christ. He was carted away on a stretcher.

None of those arrested today is a Notre Dame student. Five of
them, including Keyes, were ordered jailed until after the
president's speech because they had been arrested at the school
before.


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  • by bogie Location: usa on May 17, 2009 at 03:18 PM
    alot of those kids voted for no-obama ,we the people will change this ,2010 2012 VOTE GOP to save this USA from ,fools like no-obama and his buddies ,
  • by Alex Location: Vanceboro on May 17, 2009 at 12:17 PM
    Notre Dame is a Catholic University. The Roman Catholic Church's view on abortion is that it is the murder of an unborn child. With that in mind, I would be surpised if there weren't protests by supporters and students of this university alike. This is not a public university, & the school doesn't have to bow to political correctness.
  • by Belle Location: Winterville on May 17, 2009 at 10:58 AM
    Tad-Catholics haven't yielded to anyone. I'm not sure who the "other side" is, but I hope you aren't refering to the devil-there is no need to be so hateful toward a religion. I find it commendable that so many true Catholics are protesting ND's choice in commencement speaker-students, clergy and lay people alike. ND doesn't define Catholicism, and neither does the University president or board of trustees.
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on May 16, 2009 at 03:57 PM
    Fredo, the Catholics gave it up and yeilded to the other side years ago. The campus at Notre Dame is filled with mush headed kids that embrace the false messiah and his beliefs. Catholicism has surrendered under the weight of their own lethargy and corruption.
  • by Fredo Location: NC on May 16, 2009 at 10:30 AM
    How ironic that satan's messsenger will be speaking at a catholic university on Sunday!!
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on May 16, 2009 at 04:09 AM
    Fortunately free-speech doesn't allow you to break the law and trespass on property not owned or operated by you. There are ways to voice your opinion without breaking the law and the following it up with resisting officers on the scene. I wish that they could have used tear gas and rubber bullets on them. People always carry this stuff entirely to far.
  • by James Location: NC on May 15, 2009 at 05:31 PM
    So much for free speech. Jail them to keep them silent. Wonder if they will be labeled domestic terrorist since DHS put out the memo saying Ron Paul , pro life supporters and those opposed to illegals coming here, along with returning soldiers from fighting the wars over seas should be considered possible domestic terrorist. Lock up all those opposed to the government and loose your freedom. This is no longer home of the free.
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