Skip to comments.WAR ANNIVERSARY: Marylanders outspoken against conflict in Iraq
Posted on 03/20/2008 2:44:58 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
WASHINGTON Her anti-war stance helped her knock off the incumbent in Maryland's 4th Congressional District, and on Wednesday it made Donna Edwards one of the keynote speakers in a day of protests on the fifth anniversary of the war in Iraq.
Student activists chained themselves to desks in the middle of the street, a giant missile with an effigy of President Bush decorated a corner and protesters costumed as polar bears stalked the streets with a booming soundtrack as the rain dampened turnout, but not the enthusiasm of the protesters.
Elsewhere, a multi-group coalition of students led a raucous anti-war party called "Funk the War," through the streets of downtown Washington, blasting music and dancing their hearts out in the middle of the city, accompanied by the polar-bear duo.
The protesters rallied in front of the offices of prominent government contractors Lockheed Martin and Bechtel as well as an Army recruiting post before chaining and padlocking themselves to a circle of school desks just three blocks from the White House.
Six counter-demonstrators gathered at 14th and L streets in northwest Washington to protect a military recruiting station that was ransacked by student protesters in February.
Ron Kirby, a 62-year-old Vietnam veteran from Alexandria, Va., didn't support the invasion of Iraq, but doesn't want to lose now that the troops are there. Kirby said support groups like freerepublic.com, which he's a member of, won't allow anti-war protesters to vilify troops like they did during the Vietnam War.
"That's why we're here. We didn't really have the support then. We didn't have the people," said Kirby, who did a tour in Vietnam between 1966 and 1967. "We veterans have lived with that for 40 years."
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Good for Ron Kirby! It takes guts to stand up to these liberal howler monkeys.
Maryland “Freak State” PING!
Also D.C. Chapter Master ping list [Mr] T
Interesting that the reporters did not find it pertinent to report that police were assaulted with red paint thrown at them by people supposedly who are for “dialogue” and “peace”.
Absolutely, the leftist “peaceniks” are definitely not for peace. Berkeley is also a good example.
Maryland is full of liberals and democRATS, so I’m not surprised by this. Like any other school in the country our kids are being taught by liberals maggots.
Every newspaper in America had an orgasm over several dozen anti-troop/anti-american protesters scattered about causing “civil disobedience”.
Where was the media coverage of the 400 veterans and patriots who marched the streets in Washington showing their support of America’s defenders? Sometimes I wish I would have never met the DC Chapter during their weekly rally in Olney. Then I could live my life like the millions of other Americans who are too “busy” to notice or care about what is happening to our troops.
As I said there, the best we can do until we get the couch-conservatives out and about is to rain on the anarchists events and cut into their media time.