Seventeen Arrested as Catholic Workers Protest War

Friday, April 30, 2010 at 01:00 PM

Sixty Catholic Workers and friends from the Midwest held a demonstration to contrast the Works of Mercy and the Works of War outside the Federal Building in Chicago, Illinois on April 26, 2010. The nonviolent protest was the culmination of a weekend gathering known as the Midwest Catholic Worker Resistance Retreat that happens every spring and ends in nonviolent direct action. This year's retreat, "The Cost of War: At Home and Abroad" had over 200 people in attendance from all over the country.