This week, former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger (under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, and famously during the Vietnam War) attended a Senate Armed Services Committee meeting. Activists from the antiwar group CodePink also attended and called for a citizen’s arrest of Kissinger, “in the name of the people of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos.”
During Kissinger’s testimony, two young protesters (from their looks, unlikely to have been alive during the Vietnam war) stood on their chairs and began to recite claims about what they view as Kissinger’s criminal role in the war. When the protesters were taken out of the room, many in the audience clapped. Kissinger continued with his testimony regarding global security challenges.