M19 - Atlantans Join Worldwide Anti-War Protests
24 Mar 2005 08:01 GMT
#media_8022;right# March 19, 2005, was an International Day of Protest on the second anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Internationally, anti-war demonstrations ringed the globe, from Belgium to Brazil to Malaysia. [photos]. UK Indymedia has good coverage of the 100,000-strong London protest as well as english-language coverage of the continental demonstrations.
In the United States, over ten thousand people took to the streets of San Francisco, and thousands took to the streets of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Boston. In Eureka, thousands braved the rain to demand an end to the occupation of Iraq and the immediate withdrawal of US troops. Indymedia.US has a wrap-up of the American demos. In Fayetteville, NC, home of Fort Bragg, a Southeastern regional rally sponsored by United For Peace and Justice drew 3000-5000 people (including a large contingent of Iraq Veterans for Peace) who marched to a city park for a large rally. Anger and sorrow were present in equal parts, as family members mourned the loss of their children, brothers, and parents to this senseless war. [Photo Essays 1,2,3,4 ] from North Carolina Indymedia. One of the Speakers in Fayetteville was Medea Benjamin of Global Exchange and Code Pink. [IMC Atlanta Interview ] (excerpted from this week's Currents of Resistance.) In Atlanta, a march was held downtown - [Photos and Story 1],[Photos and Story 2] [More Photos] ...more photos available in the Media Gallery
New: Video from Submedia: [ANTI-WAR PROTESTS ROCK DOWNTOWN ATLANTA]