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Protesters Are Met With War's Supporters (Patriots Rally for America III)
The Washington Times ^ | Sunday, January 19, 2003 | Julia Duin

Posted on 01/18/2003 10:44:23 PM PST by kristinn

Edited on 07/12/2004 3:39:44 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Counterdemonstrators were few compared with anti-war protesters yesterday, but they made their sentiments known at the U.S. Marine barracks.

By midafternoon, anti-war protesters were about two-thirds of the way through their march from the National Mall to the Navy Yard in Southeast when they met 80 counterdemonstrators outside the barracks at Eighth and I streets SE. The counterdemonstrators waved American flags and signs, some of which read "If you must burn our flag, wrap yourself in it first" and "What Would You Have Done on Flight 93? Free Iraq Now."


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TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: dcchapter; dccounterprotest; gulfwarii; jan182003; patriotsrally; rallyforamerica
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Ms. Duin was a trouper. She stayed with us all day in the cold. (Okay, like the rest of us she sought refuge in the sandwich shop at 8th and I St. :-)
1 posted on 01/18/2003 10:44:24 PM PST by kristinn
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2 posted on 01/18/2003 10:45:44 PM PST by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: kristinn
You all did VERY WELL today!!!!!! Thanks so much for braving the cold, the idiots, and the traitors.
3 posted on 01/18/2003 10:47:43 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Rid the country of the Clintons Donate $5 a month to Free Republic.)
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To: kristinn
*bump*

Did you spot any Hamas or Hezbollah flags? Word had it they'd show, and by the barracks. Did this happen?

Congratulations for the great show today. We were all with you from behind our tv's, radios, and on FR.
4 posted on 01/18/2003 10:50:07 PM PST by nicollo
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To: kristinn
Way to go DC FReepers!
5 posted on 01/18/2003 10:55:27 PM PST by OneLoyalAmerican (Perfect world: GWB threatens retalatory deployment of all anti-USA types to Iraq. Saddam kills self.)
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To: nicollo
I wish I could feed honesty pills to these anti-war protesters and then ask them "Would you be protesting like this if Slick Willy were President?" hehehhe.....They are all political whores!!!
6 posted on 01/18/2003 10:57:20 PM PST by MoveOnThis!
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To: kristinn
Outstanding conduct today Freeper. You and your war party routed the enemy in the finest of Freeper traditions. I've seen a couple of the pics. of USMC Joe K. and Free Republic's faithful Kristinn T. standing shoulder to shoulder on the battle field. Dr Raoul was featured on FOX news today. He was shown blasting the numbskulls with psyops tactics using his trusty bullhorn incessantly. His poster board was readable as well. From recollection: Hey Commies Lost ? Go Home. Thanks for all you do. From out in the heartland- freepersup
7 posted on 01/18/2003 10:58:45 PM PST by freepersup (President Bush- Your leadership sustains us...)
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To: kristinn
Great job. I've been reading After Action Reports all evening. FReep on!! Let's start getting some letters and care packages to our troops. After the media coverage today they need to see we stand with them and we appreciate their service to us. See this post:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/825310/posts
Thank You US Military and Veterans!!!
8 posted on 01/18/2003 10:59:42 PM PST by strick68
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To: kristinn
HI! It's 1:55am here and I juat saw the most awesome sight... FReepers at the ready at the Marine barracks, I think.

Kristinn in good voice and Dr. Raoul up to being his usual shy self. LOL

Oh man, you all looked so good! Thank you for being there.

9 posted on 01/18/2003 11:02:20 PM PST by catfur
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To: kristinn
Caught the rebroadcast of the protest on C-SPAN (had to work today so I missed it live.) I believe the more the anti-war movement gets air time, the better. Seeing and hearing the parade of socialists, abortionists, anarchists, reparationists/racists, anti-semites, and tie-dyed 60's counter-culture retro-hippies will serve to wake people up to the terrorist sympathizers (and/or clueless useful idiots) in our midst. There are reasons to be against this war, but I heard none of them articulated by the motley collection assembled today.

Kudos to the freepers that braved the cold (and the protesters B.O.) to stand with our soldiers.
10 posted on 01/18/2003 11:06:45 PM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Thanks. We were a bit lonely out there, but we had a good day overall.
11 posted on 01/18/2003 11:07:41 PM PST by kristinn (Patriots Rally For America, Jan. 18 in D.C. Be There or Be Square!)
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Just saw you guys on C_SPAN re-run on the west coast.

Good job, nice chants.

You got some good coverage considering they wouldn't tape your event.

Dr Raoul, grinnin' and chantin' LOL

12 posted on 01/18/2003 11:09:34 PM PST by Dr. Zoo (Ya gave 'em what for...)
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To: nicollo
I didn't see any. It seems that ANSWER is reacting to our critiques of their rallies and cleaning up their public relations act. Their message is the same though: Communist revolution in the USA.
13 posted on 01/18/2003 11:12:25 PM PST by kristinn (Patriots Rally For America, Jan. 18 in D.C. Be There or Be Square!)
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To: OneLoyalAmerican
Thank you. Everyone who came out today, FReepers and Vets, worked hard and did well under difficult circumstances.
14 posted on 01/18/2003 11:17:19 PM PST by kristinn (Patriots Rally For America, Jan. 18 in D.C. Be There or Be Square!)
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To: kristinn
Thank you, DC Freepers. You make us SO proud.
15 posted on 01/18/2003 11:18:44 PM PST by kitkat
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To: freepersup
Your very kind.

I missed most of the TV coverage, but from what I've read here we didn't do so bad.

16 posted on 01/18/2003 11:21:06 PM PST by kristinn (Patriots Rally For America, Jan. 18 in D.C. Be There or Be Square!)
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To: catfur
The cameras didn't capture the New York contingent, but they did a great job. I didn't know C-SPAN was there, LOL. But it worked out okay :-)
17 posted on 01/18/2003 11:23:26 PM PST by kristinn (Patriots Rally For America, Jan. 18 in D.C. Be There or Be Square!)
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To: spodefly
I've been doing some research about the organizers. These "anti-war" rallies are being orchestrated. They are not grassroots.
18 posted on 01/18/2003 11:25:48 PM PST by kristinn (Patriots Rally For America, Jan. 18 in D.C. Be There or Be Square!)
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To: Dr. Zoo; Doctor Raoul
You know, somehow we end up being in the right place at the right time.

Doctor Raoul is dangerous with a bullhorn. Really dangerous!

19 posted on 01/18/2003 11:30:14 PM PST by kristinn (Patriots Rally For America, Jan. 18 in D.C. Be There or Be Square!)
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To: kitkat
Thank you. We'll keep countering these anti-Americans every chance we get.
20 posted on 01/18/2003 11:31:54 PM PST by kristinn (Patriots Rally For America, Jan. 18 in D.C. Be There or Be Square!)
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