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

Written by on January 27, 2016 in Activism, Conscious Living with 44 Comments


By John Vibes | Activist Post

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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  1. 198577287161881@facebook.com' Martin Terry says:

    R I P brother in arms

  2. 1076895792329354@facebook.com' Heather Mac says:

    Special place in heaven… <3 RIP

  3. 1667046643573183@facebook.com' Emily Yates says:


  4. 10208151328849247@facebook.com' Alexsandra D McCoy says:

    Charles McCoy … I remember her when we went to DC. RIP

  5. 150311868681180@facebook.com' Alana Wendt-Boldt says:

    . An honorable life; you followed your dream. Peace, sister.

  6. 159301371094190@facebook.com' John Pinard says:

    Guess she did what she had to do.

  7. 10208764293891086@facebook.com' Heather Golliday Smith says:

    I hope they hold a memorial service for her and give her a respectable burial.

  8. 1527048464277447@facebook.com' Dan Simpson says:

    A lady who stuck to her beliefs & principles…..all those “neighbours” could have learnt a lot from her…!!


  9. 949866365111902@facebook.com' Eric Almonte says:

    The Lonely Life of a Knower – By Moe the Gnostic Warrior

    “If a man knows more than others, he becomes lonely.” – Carl Jung

  10. 980271462067239@facebook.com' Emran Ali says:

    30 years of protest, and just within her reach is the most powerful person in the world. And nothing happened. This is capital democracy you believe in. Nothing but slavery in sheep’s clothing

  11. 424646187742347@facebook.com' Abdullahi Idris says:

    rest in peace, my dear sister in humanity.

  12. 998120423577731@facebook.com' Sukha Bhucho Sukhdev says:

    As we known him Obama most powerful person in the world ….but truth is more beter than that he is a mere pupit in hands of most power ful corporates in the world and USA is their big goon any nation in the world opposes their demands they threaten it by their goon and sometimes they directed their goon to atack and demolish that country as all see the ruinness of Iraq …this is the way of world

  13. 160978534272455@facebook.com' Sandra Hughes says:

    gd bless her a beautiful angel yur work will carry on forever xx

  14. 10205850902253429@facebook.com' Nkem Sampson says:

    I know About this woman. in fact she has (had) a man with her there all those years. they protest. against nuKes. wonder what happened to her male partner. may Her soul. rest in peace

  15. 1223156987712433@facebook.com' Alejandro Rodriguez says:


  16. 894494887335211@facebook.com' Zara Aziz says:


  17. 10153980884526019@facebook.com' Aprrajita Sharma says:


  18. 1114285525270792@facebook.com' Michelle Jones says:

    War makes$$$ loot sorry she waisted such time of her life!

  19. 10207969012846777@facebook.com' Khanh Vu says:

    If she’s willing to put up for that long she must have lost something worth twice as much to war.

  20. 1535999096693583@facebook.com' April King says:

    I respect that she stuck to her beliefs but sad that she seems to have wasted 30 precious years of her life.

    • 10208398378267624@facebook.com' Dawn Rosevelt says:

      If you do something that you believe that deeply in…is that time wasted? I think time wasted is the time spent doing nothing, standing for nothing, believing in nothing…just taking up space and oxygen while you serve yourself.

    • 1535999096693583@facebook.com' April King says:

      I didn’t mean it that what she stood for was wasted but just that when you spend all your time and energy on something like this you don’t truly LIVE. It just seems sad to me.

    • dsrywallrocker@gmail.com' Derrick says:

      Wasted? Sad you don’t get it do you ;’blessed are the peace makers’ she earned a place beside her savior hardly a wasted life!

  21. 519607438197457@facebook.com' Todd Speed says:


  22. 172783823088967@facebook.com' Heather Ramos says:

    So sad

  23. 10153217506056619@facebook.com' Katrina Barker says:


  24. 10153479503569830@facebook.com' Shelomech Pinnock says:

    bless her for her legacy!

  25. 935119556570639@facebook.com' Dusty Whitney says:

    I wonder if she is the same homeless woman I shared my lunch with in Lafayette Park years ago…may she rest in peace and may all the years she spent protesting WAR pay off ~ PEACE

  26. 10207892027235912@facebook.com' Andrew Shore says:


  27. 823464724446368@facebook.com' Sumera Riasat says:

    Great lady. RIP

  28. 10153809398359512@facebook.com' Andrew Zernicke says:

    Sorry to hear she passed. Cu in space

  29. 1301303683228614@facebook.com' Marijana Nikic says:

    Honorable soul…

  30. 853569408064150@facebook.com' Jay McFly says:

    She needs a day if Ronald Reagan laid in state for two weeks or whatever it was… Ijs we recognize the wrong ppl. This shit is like a scary movie at times I swear. Smh

  31. 10207098822646223@facebook.com' Nichole Sunshine says:

    May she rest in peace.

  32. 1056832541007026@facebook.com' Sarah Lembka Hunt says:

    Admire the perseverance for her beliefs. Bless her!

  33. 10206733316709817@facebook.com' Lilian Clifton says:


  34. 10153470730107211@facebook.com' Dave Berlinger says:

    State funeral.

  35. 174121249621673@facebook.com' Barbara Logsdon says:

    She now has a very special home these war mom gets will never have. God bless her soul.

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  37. 185397641815706@facebook.com' Sunita Shahani says:

    May her soul rest in peace.

  38. 856843044428269@facebook.com' Doug Caudy says:

    Died for her own cause I guesd

  39. 1671917489752995@facebook.com' Sandra Crone says:

    Deserves a state funeral for over 30 yrs service to humanity

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