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War Criminal: Activists Disrupt Karl Rove Book Signings In California

Karl Rove's book signing in Beverly Hills was cut short yesterday when activists from Code Pink attempted to conduct a citizen's arrest.
About 100 fans came out to hear Karl Rove at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills Monday night to discuss his book "Courage and Consequences: My Life As a Conservative In The Fight," -- but the fight wasn't contained to his book. Anti-war protesters came out, some rushing the stage, to call Rove a "war criminal" and worse. The fans came to get their books signed, but they never got that chance. One woman, the co-founder of the anti-war group Code Pink, approached him with handcuffs and said she was there to make a citizen's arrest. Jodie Evans charged him with "outing a CIA lied to take us to war..." and "totally ruining the country." KCAL 9's Dave Bryan was there and said Rove "was shouted down and forced to leave the stage." Another woman screamed at Rove, "The only comfort I take is're going to rot in hell." Rove, meanwhile, charged that the people shouting him down were an example of the "totalitarianism of the left...they don't believe in dialog...they don't believe in courtesy. They don't believe in first Amendment rights for anyone but themselves."
VIDEO: A similar action took place earlier in the day in Thousand Oaks, where one activist claims Rove's bodyguards assaulted him in ejecting him from the bookstore.

(Tipped by JMG reader Aaron)

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