Homeless Woman Who Protested War Outside White House For 3 Decades Straight Dies At Age 80

Concepcion_PicciottoBy John Vibes

Concepcion Picciotto, a homeless anti-war protester has died at age 80, after occupying an area outside the White House for over 30 years. Ms. Picciotto is a Spanish immigrant, who is known by many as “Connie” or “Conchita.”

She began the longest running political protest in US history out front of the White House in 1981. Since then she has literally lived at the spot, spending 24 hours per day and 7 days a week at the vigil that she created.

The vigil showed a variety of anti-war and anti-nuclear slogans and had coordinated with local anti-war activists to provide information to passers-by.

Over the years, Picciotto’s vigil became a DC landmark for many, and a meeting place for activists.

Throughout the duration of her occupation, she has been attacked my police and citizens alike, arrested, and the government has many times attempted to eject her from the site. However, local support had managed to keep her where she was for 33 years. Recently, her health took a turn for the worse and she began staying at a local homeless shelter where she died on January 25th.

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  • hvaiallverden

    Blessed are the peace makers, they shal inherit the heaven and earth.
    May the lord have mercy upon her soul and give her peace.

    A soldier of peace died with her boots on.
    This time the angels will kneel.


    • ShotGunRock.Com

      Think not that I am sent to bring peace. I am sent to turn father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother.

  • Humbled

    I can express my gratitude enough Connie. In the belly of the beast, full of clueless picture-taking tourists, you have given visitors a taste that these marble structures of empire and oppression do not exist with the consent of the governed. Thank you for being a voice for my own discontent at our federal government.

    F all these crooked politicians who get statues of their own – it’d be great to immortalize someone who deserves it with an eternal protest vigil statue in her honor!

    PS who will carry the torch now to the front door of the Opposition?

  • Gordon Klock

    Thank you Connie, & God bless…

  • ShotGunRock.Com

    There is nothing “political” about denouncing mass murder and treason. This woman’s protest was patriotic. It was an expression of her commitment to decency and morality.

  • gwen

    Would that all of us have so much passion.
    RIP Connie

  • Robbie

    Her light still shines bright, a beacon for humanity.



  • mark williams

    I just posted my pics with #wiseCONNIE and was about to release her opinion re what she has learned re The Gr8 Deception! ONE DAY LATER SHES DEAD? SHE TOLD ME THAT HER BOYFRIEND WAS MURDERED BY THE SECRET SERVICE! SOMEONE HAVE A MAJOR NEWS SOURCE GET A HOLD OF ME ASAP!

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