Chinese President Hu Jintao recently visited the United States and had several meetings and photo-ops with president Bush to discuss trade and other issues.
Wenyi Wang, 47, a New York doctor, recently heckled Hu during one of his speeches with President Bush.
She was originally booked on disorderly conduct charges and later changed to harassing, intimidating and threatening a foreign official for yelling at Hu that his "days are numbered."
Shortly after her release, Wang read a statement to reporters, saying her protest was "not a crime, but an act of civil disobedience."
At a court hearing in Washington, defense lawyer David Bos said she shouldn't face any criminal charges because she was exercising her free-speech rights. "It's making the First Amendment rights of all Americans just evaporate," he said.
Protests followed Hu to Yale University, the last stop on his U.S. tour. A CNN reporter was ejected from a ceremony at the school after shouting out a question to Hu.
"Dissent Is the Highest Form of Patriotism", Historian, Howard Zinn.
"I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every
form of tyranny over the mind of man." --Thomas Jefferson.
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