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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:52 PM
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Protesters Across the World Condemn Iraq War (5th Anniversary)
Source: AFP

Protesters across the world condemn Iraq war

LOS ANGELES (AFP) Thousands of protestors marched against the Iraq war in Los Angeles on Saturday as part of a global day of action that drew huge crowds in London and smaller protests elsewhere in Europe and Canada.

Police said about 2,000 people marched through Hollywood, while organizers put the figure at 10,000. They carried banners denouncing President George W. Bush and urged an end to the conflict in Iraq, where 155,000 US troops are deployed.

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Police in London said there were 10,000 on the streets but organizers the Stop the War Coalition put the crowds at between 30,000 to 40,000. In Glasgow police estimated between 1,000 to 1,500 protesters at the height of the march.

In Los Angeles, Vietnam war veteran Ron Kovic, whose book "Born on the Fourth of July" was turned into a film with Tom Cruise, joined the march down Hollywood Boulevard in his wheelchair. Shot and paralyzed in Vietnam 40 years ago, he told AFP he felt "sorrow" and "anguish" for the Iraqi people and for the US men and women fighting there "who are suffering, who are losing their arms and legs, who are being killed. But I feel more than anything, when I see what's going on in Iraq I feel determined, determined to fight with everything within us to stop this madness," he added.

Read more: http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5h0q4LYznLL1NIEEud6g...





Mods, if you could combine the earlier article I posted with this one, instead of the other way around. This one covers more.

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thunder rising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:55 PM
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1. ahhh, they are just showing their love of the USA.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 12:02 AM
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2. Representing in Portland Oregon
Thousands in the streets in cold, rainy, hail conditions. And still we marched. You think the warmongers would do that? Hardly.
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Arctic Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 12:55 AM
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3. My wife and I did a pre-march protest yesterday.
We were on the busiest street in Anchorage at 5 o'clock rush hour. I dressed like the Abu Ghraib prisoner standing on the box with wires hanging from his fingers and my wife held up a signs and handed out fliers. We had four police cars show up because of all things, you are going to love this, they a had a call saying someone was being abused. Ohhh, the irony. It was unbelievable the amount of positive responses we got from this little show of rebellion. We plan on doing it everyday until the annivesary of the invasion and occupation.
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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 01:54 AM
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4. I was at the one in Carlsbad, CA.
Yes, there were all over.

Most people honked in agreement with us. We only got about one-finger salutes directed our way out of hundreds of cars.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 08:41 AM
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5. Kick! nt
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U4ikLefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 05:47 PM
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6. I was carrying a flag-draped coffin in the Hollywood march.
Edited on Sun Mar-16-08 05:47 PM by U4ikLefty
Proud to help out the Veterans for Peace at the last minute. Had a great time, very inspiring...as always.

For those who are against this occupation, but have never been to a protest...you don't know what you're missing.

Let us hope our prescence is not needed next year.
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Roy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 07:19 AM
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7. probably just a small gathering........
If it was a big protest march it would have been all over the MSM.

WELL... Wouldn't it?

Oh well maybe not...
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