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News :: War and Militarism
photos/video-ANSWER Anti-War Protest In Washington DC
22 Mar 2010
Washington, DC-March 20, 2010:
Thousands of anti-war protesters converged on Washington, DC to oppose the Iraq and Afghan wars; including a full bus of 55 prople coming from Boston.
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Washington, DC-March 20, 2010:
A full bus of 55 people from Boston joined thousands of other anti-war protesters in Washington DC for the ANSWER Coalition's
( http://www.ANSWERCoalition.org ) protest against the Iraq and Afghan wars.
Between 5-10 thousand people gathered in Lafayette Park, directly across the street from the White House, to hear speakers representing the Muslim community and anti-war organizations . Speakers included Brian Becker, national coordinator of ANSWER; former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark; Cindy Sheehan; and Ralph Nader; as well as speakers from student and veterans organizations.
The principal themes for the day were:
U.S. Out of Iraq and Afghanistan
Free Palestine
Reparations for Haiti
Fund Human Needs at Home
After the speakers, protesters marched through central DC, making stops at war profiteer Halliburton's corporate offices; the deparment of Veterans Affairs; and the Washington Post. The march was quite diverse, inclusive of a wide spectrum of ages, races, students, workers, and others opposed to war.
A large focus of the day was on Pres. Obama's failure to end the wars(Obama was most likely at home in the White House at the time because of the weekend vote on his healthcare bill, and he couldn't help but see all the protesters outside his window).
Also nearby, anti-war mom Cindy Sheehan set up a peace encampment on the Washington Monument mall--100s of grave markers for the war dead simulating Arlington Cemetery. Cindy Sheehan and others were arrested at the end of the march for placing a mock coffin in front of the White House.
To see photos and videos of the protest, click on the following links:
photos-
http://www.flickr.com/photos/protestphotos1/
videos-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAgIXDH_AQo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nLSIZ0UYFo
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See also:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/protestphotos1
http://www.youtube.com/protestvideo

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