Shortly before his arrest on Thursday outside the White House, famed whistleblower and Marine Corps veteran Daniel Ellsberg leaned in and declared "This is the first arrest of the rest of our lives." Around him, protesters chanted loudly "Whose house? Our house!"
Whistleblower, Daniel Ellsberg stands at White House fence - photo
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Within an hour, Ellsberg was cuffed and taken away by police. His bare hands, exposed to below-freezing temperatures, formed two peace signs behind his back. This was, according to Ellsberg, his 80th arrest.