who registered for the walk was detained by a Pentagon police officer after he slipped a black hood over his head and produced a sign that read, "Freedom?"
The man was removed from the Pentagon registration area, handcuffed and taken away in a police car. It was not clear whether he was charged or simply detained and the police did not respond to messages requesting more information.
Ann Grossman, 56, from Silver Spring, Md., also carried a homemade sign, which read "Honor Our Troops, Respect Their Lives," that was confiscated by police at the Pentagon. Ms. Grossman registered to participate in the walk, saying she did so to voice her opposition to the Iraq war, and she was allowed to participate without the sign.
Dissent was not totally absent, however. A couple of protesters had the audacity to appear along the route with signs reading Bush is a Liar. An aide acommpanying Obergruppenfuhrer Rumsfeld soon put them to rout by whipping up a cheer of "USA! USA!", clearly demonstrating to the proletariat that criticism of Dear Leader is deeply unpatriotic.