Fort Lewis--Standing with Ehren Watada
30 Jun 2006 08:39 GMT
The bridge spanning I-5 just outside the entrance to Ft. Lewis was crowded with Lt. Watada supporters. I am not sure how many people were there but the bridge was packed and people spilled out onto the grassy area near the base. With signs, banners and doves, they waved to the people in cars.
A steady stream of people leaving the base seemed mostly indifferent, but a few waved their agreement with the pro-peace crowd and a handful registered their opposition. However, after a short time, no more cars left the base, suggesting they may have left at another exit. A few state troopers and local police had a light presence and mostly ensure that traffic flowed and people did not wander down the entrance to I-5.