Dying to Dissent

Antiwar Protesters Draw Ire From Counterdemonstrators in New York

But demonstrators complained that they were grilled about their political affiliations and beliefs.

"They asked me whether I'd been to other demonstrations and what groups I belonged to and said that if I didn't answer those questions, I'd be there all night," said Stephen Durham, 55, an organizer for the Freedom Socialist Party who was finally sprung at 1:30 a.m. Friday, nearly 17 hours after his arrest on Thursday.

"This was a real fishing expedition to collect data on people of conscience," he said.

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