White House Peace Activist Concepcion Picciotto Dies

White House Peace Activist Concepcion Picciotto DiesConcepcion Picciotto, who occupied a peace vigil across from the White House for decades, has died, according to reports. Picciotto became famous for her 24-hour anti-nuclear peace vigil encampment, which she set up in 1981 on the sidewalk of Pennsylvania Avenue in Lafayette Park, across from the White House. The Peace House confirmed Picciotto’s death on Jan. 25.

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