Peter DeMott has died

posted by Mike on February 20th, 2009

Photos at Jonah House.

We are told he was injured falling from a tree. More details to come.

Ithaca Blog:

Peter was a veteran of both the U.S. Army and Marines who became one of the leading anti-war activists in America.

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Peter leaves behind his wife, Ellen Grady, and their 4 daughters.

Democracy Now:

And the longtime peace activist Peter DeMott has died at the age of sixty-two. Shortly before the US invasion of Iraq, DeMott and three other peace activists poured their own blood on the posters, flags and walls of a military recruiting station outside of Ithaca, New York. The activists became known as the St. Patrick’s Day Four. Demott served four months in federal prison for the action. He became a peace activist after fighting with the Marines in Vietnam.

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  1. On February 22, 2009 at 21:59 Essential Dissent said:

    Video of Peter and the rest of the St. Patrick’s Four in Binghamton, NY just prior to their second trial:

    http://essentialdissent.blogspot.com/2005/04/st-patricks-four-part-1-of-2.html

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