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Code Pink Protesters Try To Arrest Condoleezza Rice At RNC Event

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Code Pink protester Medea Benjamin demonstrates in front of the Stratz Center for the Performing Arts on August 28, 2012 in Tampa, Fla. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Code Pink protester Medea Benjamin demonstrates in front of the Stratz Center for the Performing Arts on August 28, 2012 in Tampa, Fla. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Police in Tampa stopped a dozen anti-war protesters from entering an event attended by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice after the group said it intended to arrest her for war crimes.

The protesters from Code Pink carried handcuffs Tuesday and tried to enter a performing arts center. Rice was attending an event in conjunction with the Republican National Convention. They said they wanted to make a citizen’s arrest of Rice. She was George W. Bush’s National Security Adviser when the Iraq War started in 2003.

Officers told protesters to leave because they were on private property. They went back to the sidewalk and several lay down under sheets made to look like they were blood-splattered.

The group says it will try to arrest other members of the George W. Bush administration.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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