A Tatler photographer in Washington captured theses photos of a protest in the nation’s capital today. That’s the dome of the capitol peeking through the treetops.

When one wants to demonstrate just how serious the issue at hand is, one cannot go wrong in deploying giant sunflower puppets.

They’re protesting under the banner of soaw.org, which is a leftwing group seeking to close down the School of the Americas. Today looks like a busy one for them.

Monday, April 16: Flood Capitol Hill with Justice

9:15 – 10:15am Lobby Training – Stewart R. Mott House 122 Maryland Av., NE. The training will be followed by visits to your Representatives on Capitol Hill. Contact Alison Snow for more information at asnow@soaw.org.

12pm. Gather at Upper Senate Park (New Jersey and Constitution Ave, NW) for a rally, followed by a lively parade, a march on Capitol Hill and nonviolent direct action.

1:30pm Congressional film screening with Congressman Jim McGovern, featuring the testimonies of eight youth filmmakers, who submitted entries to the “If I had a Trillion Dollars” film festival. The screening is open to the public and will take place on April 16 at 1:30pm in the Cannon House Office Building, Room 122

Monday, April 16 and Tuesday, April 17: Lobbying on Capitol Hill. Take what you’ve learned and get your Congress member to cosponsor HR 3368!

The School of the Americas is the old name for the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation at Ft. Benning, GA. WHINSEC brings military and police from nations in the hemisphere to train them to do awful things like respect democracy and human rights.

Our photographer says the protesters began to sing “We Shall Not Be Moved.” And then they were promptly moved, to paddy wagons.

And the police wagons moved the protesters who shall not be moved, to jail.