The protesters at the White House were given three warnings, then arrested for demonstrating without a permit. A Park Police representative said they would be taken to a local facility, charged and given a court date. The offense is a misdemeanor that carries a $50 fine.
On Capitol Hill, meanwhile, other foes of the war sought to lobby Congress to withhold funding for military operations.
Mimi Kennedy, who chairs the Progressive Democrats of America, and other activists spent the day seeking to meet with Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California and other Democrats. Feinstein left her office moments before the group arrived.
"Feinstein wasn't there to hear our concerns, and she could have been," Kennedy said. "She chose not to because she does not want to hear our concerns."