While the NYPD may have been a little less arresty during the last Critical Mass, they are still making sure anti-war protesters are being put in their place. For instance, today Cindy Sheehan, the mother whose grief of her son's death in the Iraqi War has turned her into a high-profile anti-war symbol, was arrested outisde the American Mission to the United Nations. We realized this when we were looking at Yahoo News - check out these photographs of Sheehan being hauled away by New York's Finest. While Sheehan may have been breaking the law by blocking the entrance to the mission, the NYPD did give her what she probably wanted - moments where she seems to be dragged away humiliatingly.
During Sheehan's visit to NYC last fall, there was some debate about whether or not police or her supporters made her leave a protest.