Sure, it was only the usual suspects protesting in front of the White House complaining about Iraq and Afghanistan, with no mention of the coming holocaust against Iran, but it was a protest, including civil disobedience sit downs and arrests, against Obama's continuation of most of Bush's pro-war policies. (Unfortunately, some tried to turn off most Americans by chanting for socialized medicine!) Dozens were arrested, including Cindy Sheehan.
Report from David Swanson:
We moved down the street and the truck came too. But we made a lot more noise. Prisoners in orange from Witness Against Torture chained themselves to the White House fence. So did Cindy Sheehan whose son died in Iraq. Veterans for Peace displayed US, Afghan, and Iraqi coffins and read the names of the dead and shouted: "Mourn the dead! Heal the wounded! End the wars!" The National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance, the World Can't Wait, and lots of other groups joined in. Many of us donned black shirts, white placards with the names of dead troops or civilians, and white masks: the March of the Dead. We marched on the sidewalk in front of the White House in silence.
Then the police horses came at us. The police tried to drive us into the street with their horses, but we lay down on the sidewalk, and they didn't trample us. Instead they put police tape around a huge area, moved everyone else out of it, gave three warnings, and began arresting people. We lay on the sidewalk for approximately two hours, rode with lights and sirens blaring in an escorted caravan of vans and buses to the jail, and were out within an hour with tickets to pay $100 fines or challenge in court. The crime? Exercising free speech in a group of more than 25 people. Seriously.