The woman who protested outside the White House by holding a peace vigil for more than 30 years has died. Concepcion Picciotto maintained a peace vigil in Lafayette Park along Pennsylvania Avenue, right in front of the White House, since 1981.
Picciotto reportedly died at the N Street Village, a shelter for homeless women, The Post reported.
The vigil, which was seen over the years by hundreds of thousands of White House visitors, included a tent and many protest signs. Park Police seized her signs in September 2013, and D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton intervened.
According to the Post
, Picciotto had suffered a recent fall, but the immediate cause of her death wasn’t known.