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Concepcion Picciotto White House protestor running the longest continuous act of political protest in the United States

Concepcion Picciotto, has lived in Lafayette Square on the 1600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., in a peace camp across from the White House, since August 1, 1981, in protest of nuclear arms. She has carried on the longest continuous act of political protest in the United States.

 

Born Concepción Martín in Vigo, Spain, she immigrated to the United States at the age of 18. She worked in New York at the Spanish consulate. She fell in love with an Italian businessman and married him at 21. However, a bitter separation and custody battle cost her her home, her daughter and her job.

 

Picciotto was inspired by fellow activists William Thomas who originally began the protest.

 

Picciotto was featured in Michael Moore's 2004 film Fahrenheit 9/11

 

The White House in Washington, D.C. during the summer of 2010.

 

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20500

202-456-1414

www.whitehouse.gov

 

Photo by

Ryan Janek Wolowski

Washington, D.C. U.S.A.

07-23-2010

 

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Taken on July 23, 2010