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stimbox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-27-07 09:17 PM
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Thousands march, "die" and rally in SF anti-war protest
(10-27) 17:17 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- On cue from a bullhorn's blast, thousands of protesters fell to the pavement on Market Street today in a symbolic "die-in" as part of a protest staged in cities across the country against the war in Iraq.

For about three minutes the demonstrators lay on the pavement, representing what organizers said were more than 1 million Iraqis killed since the war began in 2003. The protesters then resumed their march from San Francisco's Civic Center to Dolores Park.

March organizers put their number at 30,000 - old, young, workers, students, religious leaders. Police declined to give a formal estimate, but onlookers said the demonstrators definitely numbered more than 10,000. They filled up Market Street for several blocks, shouting that U.S. troops should be brought home and carrying banners decrying the war.

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More at:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/1...
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-27-07 09:55 PM
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1. Thank Goodness!! nt
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roody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-27-07 10:02 PM
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2. It was a beautiful day here, and I enjoyed being in the
heart of the movement.
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stimbox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-27-07 10:16 PM
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3. Yes it was. We had great weather and an awesome turnout. n/t
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Sukie1941 Donating Member (463 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 12:35 AM
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5. If you're talking about the San Francisco rally
Did you see my 90 yr old Aunt Mary? She and I went on a rally in 2005 (Aug or Sep) that ended at Dolores Park.

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stimbox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 10:06 AM
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6. Maybe, there were a lot of Grandmothers for Peace there. n/t
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-27-07 10:18 PM
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4. I know! - from going to D.C. a few times, since 2002, for UFPJ and
ANSWER.

You are talking about a wonderous experience, being cradled in "the Body Electric", the arms of the Future!

I'm pretty active here locally, but it IS about time to go to one of the big gatherings again, to get my energies re-charged.

Solidarity!
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roody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 05:29 PM
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7. I HAVE to go and spend time with my people. It's
the best therapy on earth.
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stimbox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 11:51 PM
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11. It is really energizing.
It was cool to meet other protesters and see so many people out there against the war.
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ThatsMyBarack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 06:24 PM
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8. I like the anti-war photo collections....
....that DON'T have any evil Bushbot counterprotestors in them. THEY got THEIR way and THEIR leader back for four more years. Why should they complain?
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stimbox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 06:30 PM
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9. Not many counter protesters here in SF.
Just a very small group flying US and Israeli flags in front of city hall.
I saw a pair looking lost and scared while walking across the plaza.
One was wearing an anti-code pink shirt and the other was carrying a video camera.
Must have been from Protest Wankers.

There are some more great photos at Indybay:
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/10/21/18455118.ph...
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 07:39 PM
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10. Wonderful Thanks
:patriot:
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