Concepcion Picciotto

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Picciotto protesting outside from the White House, June 2010

Concepción Picciotto (née Martín c. 1935 – January 25, 2016) also known as Conchita or Connie, was a Spanish-born American peace activist. She lived in Washington, D.C. on the 1600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, in a peace camp across from the White House.

She lived in a tent outside from the White House since from August 1, 1981 because of the protest of nuclear arms under the Ronald Reagan presidency until her death in 2016.[1][2] She carried on the longest act of political protest in the United States,[3] with her camp having been nicknamed by her supporters as 1601 Pennsylvania Avenue.[4] She was born in Vigo, Spain.

Picciotto died in Washington, D.C. from complications of a fall on January 25, 2016 at the age of 80.[5]

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  1. Tanber, George Joseph (December 4, 1988). "A life of protest". The Blade. Google News Archive. p. 12. Retrieved July 5, 2010.
  2. Associated Press (November 4, 1992). "For some, the vigil isn't over yet". Times-News. Google News Archive. p. 8A. Retrieved July 5, 2010.
  3. Mathes, Michael (March 15, 2009). "Washington protester who outlasts presidents". Agence France-Presse. The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved July 5, 2010.
  4. "The President's Neighbor". www.prop1.org. Retrieved 2016-01-20.
  5. Concepcion Picciotto, who held vigil outside the White House for decades, dies The Washington Post by Caitlin Gibson January 25 2016 5:52 PM; retrieved 01-25-2016

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