Protesting Rice's Visit to the UN: Bring the Slaughter in Lebanon to a HaltNYC 12 Aug 2006 16:09 GMT
As Rice's hypocrisy was on display inside the UN Building, signs reading, "Condi Rice: War Criminal", "Drive Out the Bush Regime www.worldcantwait.org," and a big banner announcing the October 5th Day of Mass Resistance, were on display across the street, accompanied by chants of "Condi Rice is a liar, the war on Lebanon is for empire!" Passersby in cars and on foot stopped to check out what was going on, and a number of them hung around to talk and pick up copies of the World Can't Wait Call. A pair of young men walking by joined the protest on the spot, after one of the World Can’t Wait activists challenged them, saying, "if you want what Condoleezza Rice and the Bush Regime are doing around the world to stop, THIS is where you need to be! Join us!"
New York 1, WBAI, Channel 11 (NYC WB affiliate), and the Associated Press covered the protest. World Can’t Wait spokesperson Sunsara Taylor had this to say: "Condoleezza Rice and the Bush Regime look out at 1,000 dead Lebanese, one-fourth of their population displaced, Beirut in rubble and the blood of children flowing in the street and see the 'the birthpangs of a new Middle East'. This is a vision of further U.S. hegemony that will only bring suffering and more misery to the people in the Middle East, and is deeply opposed by, and against the interests of the people in this country, too."