From ........... National Catholic Reporter
October 21, 1989
POLICE HAUL JESUIT AWAY AT SEATTLE U. BUSH TALK
A Jesuit priest was carried away by police and arrested after disrupting a speech by Vice President George Bush at Seattle University Oct. 11.
Father Bill Bichsler, who works with the homeless mentally ill in Tacoma, Wash., stood during Bush's speech and shouted: "As Jesuits, we're supposed to be with the poor. And your administration has given us ample opportunity to do that."
As Bichsler continued to shout criticisms of the Reagan administration, Bush ignored him and kept taiking. Then Seattle police removed the 60 year-old priest from the auditorium and took him to the police station, where he was charged with "criminal trespass" and released.
Bichsler, who has been arrested for nuclear protests at the Bangor (Wash.) submarine base said he took the action because "Bush, to me, is contrary to everything I believe in" as a Jesuit. He added that he was "dismayed" that a Jesuit-sponsored university would give Bush a platform, criticizing what he termed an "implicit-endorsement" of the candidate.
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