a blog with cultural bulimia.

Saturday, March 20, 2004

sorry i missed it...

peace!NY1 News: Anti-War Rally Draws 40,000 Peaceful Protesters

"'We are demonstrating today on the first anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq,' said Sarah Sloan of A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition. 'We are calling for the U.S. occupation of Iraq to end immediately in accordance with the wishes of the Iraqi people and their right to self-determination and the wishes of the U.S. soldiers and the vast majority of people in the world.'

'I'm upset with the president for just about everything,' said one protester. 'His war in Iraq that goes on and on and kills people, what he's done to our economy and what he's doing to our future.'

The police estimate that 30,000 to 40,000 protesters turned out for the march. They were shadowed by as many as 6,000 police on foot patrol, on horses, with dogs and even in helicopters, keeping a wary eye on the thousands of protesters."