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To: Syncro; trooprally

There’s no doubt about it, trooprally. There was very little coverage of anti war protests yesterday and even fewer pictures that could and would refute the inflated head counts.

I have posted every protest I could find on this thread.

Fresno:
http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/story?section=news/local&id=6022911

Grand Rapids (300 reported, picture link below does not verify that number):
http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2008/03/downtown_grand_rapids_war_prot.html
http://blog.mlive.com/grpress/2008/03/large_SCRAM.jpg

Portland (thousands, but no picture to verify):
http://www.oregonlive.com/newsflash/regional/index.ssf?/base/news-23/1205633642166490.xml&storylist=orloca


13 posted on 03/16/2008 9:41:59 AM PDT by freema (Proud Marine Niece, Daughter, Wife, Friend, Sister, Cousin, Mom and FRiend)
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To: Syncro; trooprally

LA

...reports are that more anti-war events are scheduled in San Francisco, Chicago and Washington D.C. on March 19, on the eve of the fifth anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.
http://voanews.com/english/2008-03-16-voa3.cfm

http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_8589035
No picture to support a claim of ‘thousands’ but reports a very small counter-protest:

On one corner, a pair of former soldiers glared at the demonstrators. One, a 25-year-old who would identify himself only as Steve, gripped a sign suggesting protesters should be blown up with grenades.

“We have a surplus of hippies and a shortage of hand grenades,” he said. He said the war cost him his marriage, and that he saw some of his friends die.

The back of his sign read, “My sacrifice was not in vain.”

Several protesters walked up and greeted him, said he looked angry and offered him a hug - he declined - and asked how they could make him happy.

His response: “Go home.”


14 posted on 03/16/2008 9:48:57 AM PDT by freema (Proud Marine Niece, Daughter, Wife, Friend, Sister, Cousin, Mom and FRiend)
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