...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.
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.”