Saturday, September 27, 2008

RMN: "Cyber-lebrity" Forrest just humble peace activist

The elfin firebrand in the pink tiara who took to the streets with a pink bullhorn and found that the streets can be really hard when you get knocked down onto them is nervously laughing at the other end of the phone line because she's a little surprised at the question she's been asked.

"Do I feel like a celebrity because of what happened? No, not really, not at all," says Alicia Forrest, the 24-year-old member of Code Pink who became a cause celebre for police brutality and the darling of You Tube in August thanks to a Rocky Mountain News video of her being knocked to the ground by a policeman and subsequently hauled away and arrested during the Democratic National Convention.
Read whole thing, but only on an empty stomach.

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