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Homeless Woman Who Protested War Outside White House For 3 Decades Straight Dies At Age 80

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True Activist – by John Vibes

Concepcion Picciotto, a homeless anti-war protester has died at age 80, after occupying an area outside the white house for over 30 years. Ms. Picciotto is a Spanish immigrant, who is known by many as “Connie” or “Conchita.”

She began the longest running political protest in US history out front of the White House in 1981. Since then she has literally lived at the spot, spending 24 hours per day and 7 days a week at the vigil that she created.  

Photo: YoutubeThe vigil showed a variety of anti-war and anti-nuclear slogans and had coordinated with local anti-war activists to provide information to passers-by.

Over the years, Picciotto’s vigil became a DC landmark for many, and a meeting place for activists.

Throughout the duration of her occupation, she has been attacked my police and citizens alike, arrested, and the government has many times attempted to eject her from the site. However, local support had managed to keep her where she was for 33 years. Recently, her health took a turn for the worse and she began staying at a local homeless shelter where she died on January 25th.

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2 Responses to Homeless Woman Who Protested War Outside White House For 3 Decades Straight Dies At Age 80

  1. # 1 NWO Hatr says:

    “Since then she has literally lived at the spot, spending 24 hours per day and 7 days a week at the vigil that she created.”

    I’m amazed she wasn’t incarcerated or murdered by the pigs in all that time.

  2. jesse in DC says:

    She didn’t live there 24/7. For a long time she lived in the Peace House which was owned and run by a chap who went by the name of Thomas, and he was the one who actually started the protest, before she ever came on the scene. Thomas died a few years back, and his heirs have closed down Peace House, and run all the hippies out
    Thomas was a good chap, shame he passed early.

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