Saturday, April 29, 2006

Thousands March in Manhattan

The momentum of the American anti-war movement seems to be picking up with the warm weather. The Associated Press reports:

“Tens of thousands of protesters marched Saturday through lower Manhattan to demand an immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, just hours after this month's death toll reached 70. Cindy Sheehan, a vociferous critic of the war whose soldier son also died in Iraq, joined in the march, as did actress Susan Sarandon and the Rev. Jesse Jackson.”

To me, remembering how it felt in the spring of 1970, when the American public finally turned hard against the Vietnam War, this year's climate is getting familiar. Therefore, I expect the anti-war demonstrations to get larger soon. Much larger.
Photo: AP

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