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News photos of counter-protesters Jan 18th (the good guys)
AP and Reuters via Yahoo ^ | Jan 18 2003 | misc (identified with photos)

Posted on 01/19/2003 12:32:36 AM PST by weegee

A Marine Corps veteran, who supports the Bush administration's position on Iraq, shouts his dissaproval of the antiwar protesters marching Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003 in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: counterprotesters; counterprotestors; dcchapter; freep; freepers; gulfwarii; jan182003; patriotsrally; protesters; protestors
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1 posted on 01/19/2003 12:32:36 AM PST by weegee
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2 posted on 01/19/2003 12:33:15 AM PST by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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Metropolitan police officers stand guard as pro-war demonstrators protest in the background, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003 in Washington. (AP Photo/Charlie Dharapak)

3 posted on 01/19/2003 12:34:09 AM PST by weegee
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Americans opposed to waging war in Iraq streamed into Washington under blue skies and bright sunshine January 18, 2003 for mass protests demanding the White House back down and give U.N. weapons inspectors a chance. Tens of thousands of people are expected to demonstrate in Washington and San Francisco, representing what organizers said would be the largest showing of U.S. anti-war sentiment since President Bush (news - web sites) started making his case for attacking Baghdad last year. A woman carries a sign during a counter-demonstration assembling near the Vietnam Veteran's memorial. (Mannie Garcia/Reuters)

4 posted on 01/19/2003 12:35:50 AM PST by weegee
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A counter-demonstrator displays a sign during an anti-war rally in Washington January 18, 2003. Americans opposed to the United States waging war on Iraq gathered for mass demonstrations on Saturday as U.N. arms inspectors prepared to go to Baghdad for talks on the Gulf nation's disarmament. REUTERS/Molly Riley

Looks like the reverse of his poster used some sort of reference the the "I'm just a bill" educational cartoon.

5 posted on 01/19/2003 12:41:10 AM PST by weegee
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An anti-war protester shouts back at a supporter of war with Iraq Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003,in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Notice that the officer is restraining the antiBush protester from approached the counter protester.

6 posted on 01/19/2003 12:45:27 AM PST by weegee
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A pro-US military gathering of another sort...

South Koreans gather Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003, in downtown Seoul, to show support for the United States and the military personnel stationed in the country. More than 40,000 braved the cold weather to chant slogans and listen to Christian leaders. (AP Photo/David Longstreath)

7 posted on 01/19/2003 12:50:04 AM PST by weegee
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To: weegee
...Even with the massive TV Coverage of the Anti-U.S. folks...

...our Message of:

"We were attacked, We have the Right to protect ourselves, We support our President"

...got out there to the country on TV just fine, Thank You.

...America bonded with US.
8 posted on 01/19/2003 12:50:34 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ( ..Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LzXRay.com ..)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Thanks to the Internet and technology, the antiwar crowd is being exposed for what they are and people simply aren't buying into their rhetoric.

I believe it's going to get worse, as we begin to find out where the financing comes from for some of these fringe organizations.

9 posted on 01/19/2003 1:01:10 AM PST by unsycophant
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To: unsycophant
You're right about that. We're going to find out, I believe, that they're funded by communists and the Islamic lunatics.

Hide and watch.

10 posted on 01/19/2003 1:14:30 AM PST by Reactionary
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To: weegee
Looks like the reverse of his poster...

Look a little closer, focus your lens weegee: that's a she !

11 posted on 01/19/2003 1:14:54 AM PST by happygrl
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Found another (although the caption doesn't reveal that they are for the war, not against). I know of no other way to interpret the "Free Iraq, Let's Roll" poster.

A protester flashes a peace sign during an anti-war rally in Washington January 18, 2003. Hundreds of thousands of Americans opposed to waging war in Iraq rallied on Saturday in several cities demanding the White House back down and give U.N. weapons inspectors a chance. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

12 posted on 01/19/2003 1:38:36 AM PST by weegee
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To: weegee
Fabulous photo of demonstrating South Koreans. I was beginning to wonder if that little nation had forgotten the Americans who died defending their freedoms.
13 posted on 01/19/2003 1:39:09 AM PST by WaterDragon
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To: weegee
I'm so grateful to these Freepers! God bless them.
14 posted on 01/19/2003 1:40:59 AM PST by WaterDragon
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To: happygrl
Hmmm ... and I don't believe she's "white."

<amazed>Could it be ... non-"white" folks support this Administration???? And this war???? Oh, the horror!

</sarcasm>

15 posted on 01/19/2003 1:41:50 AM PST by Rose in RoseBear (HHD [...and I like her sign!])
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To: happygrl
Sorry, I'm working my way through a lot of posts of photos on this and another thread. Thanks for the correction.

Notice too that the "passed" act (the "bill" in the cartoon) is saluting. Probably the "Homeland Security Act" or some similar legislation.

16 posted on 01/19/2003 1:42:08 AM PST by weegee
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To: weegee
Here's a reason why the South Koreans support the US military in spite of what hipppies and communists would have us believe:

North Korean union members, youths and students hold a mass rally in support of a government statement declaring its withdrawal from the nuclear non-proliferation treaty in a square in front of a monument to the party foundation in Pyongyang, North Korea (news - web sites) January 14, 2003. The top U.S. envoy for Asia said on January 16 that resolving the nuclear stand-off with North Korea would be a 'slow process' despite agreement around the globe that the Korean peninsula should remain free of atomic weapons. (KNS/Reuters)

17 posted on 01/19/2003 1:44:39 AM PST by weegee
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To: unsycophant; Clinton Is Scum; Sabertooth; TigersEye; Mercuria; DoughtyOne; doug from upland; ...
NEVER FORGET


...The JEDI JESSE ..Rev. JESSE LEE PETERSON.. gets back at Anti-U.S. JESSE JACKSON on Monday with his 4th Annual -National Day of Repudiation of JESSE JACKSON- Demonstration outside JACKSON's Los Angeles Rainbow/PUSH Headquarters.

So come on down, ya'll.

See: http://www.BondInfo.org


NEVER FORGET
18 posted on 01/19/2003 2:15:29 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ( ..Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.LzXRay.com ..)
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To: weegee
I LIKE THIS ONE!
19 posted on 01/19/2003 2:31:08 AM PST by blondee123
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CAPTION CORRECTION - CORRECTING NAME OF SUBJECT U.S. Marine Corps veteran Joel Kernodle salutes the Vietnam War memorial during a counter-demonstration in Washington January 18, 2003. While thousands of anti-war protesters gathered on the National Mall, a counter-demonstration of war veterans, billed as a 'Patriot's Rally' in support of U.S. troops, also began assembling near the Vietnam War memorial. REUTERS/Mannie Garcia

20 posted on 01/19/2003 2:31:25 AM PST by weegee
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CAPTION CORRECTION - CHANGING SPELLING OF NAME A woman wrapped in a 'Liberty' blanket battles the cold while Joanne Melhuish (R) of New Jersey holds a sign during a counter-demonstration in Washington, January 18, 2003. While thousands of anti-war protesters gathered on the National Mall, a counter-demonstration of war veterans, billed as a 'Patriot's Rally' in support of U.S. troops, also began assembling near the Vietnam War memorial. REUTERS/Molly Riley

21 posted on 01/19/2003 2:35:13 AM PST by weegee
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Leslie Montague holds a sign during a counter-demonstration in Washington, January 18, 2003. While thousands of anti-war protesters gathered on the National Mall, a counter-demonstration of war veterans, billed as a 'Patriot's Rally' in support of U.S. troops, also began assembling near the Vietnam War memorial. REUTERS/Mannie Garcia

22 posted on 01/19/2003 2:37:24 AM PST by weegee
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With the Washington Monument in the background, a woman holds a sign during a counter-demonstration in Washington, January 18, 2003. While thousands of anti-war protesters gathered on the National Mall, a counter-demonstration of war veterans, billed as a 'Patriot's Rally' in support of U.S. troops, also began assembling near the Vietnam War memorial. REUTERS/Molly Riley

23 posted on 01/19/2003 2:40:10 AM PST by weegee
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To: WaterDragon
It certainly is counter to the propaganda spouted by a leftist I know who is married to a woman from South Korea (he dragged her to the antiBush protest today). He wanted to send a letter the the paper to challenge a recent editorial by James Baker regarding Korea (he wanted to sign his wife's name to it).
24 posted on 01/19/2003 2:46:37 AM PST by weegee
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Here's my thread of photos of the "other side":

Caption This: AntiAmericanWar Protesters January 18th 2003

25 posted on 01/19/2003 2:48:24 AM PST by weegee
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To: weegee
I find it hard to believe this rally in support was even covered by the media.
26 posted on 01/19/2003 3:28:40 AM PST by DoughtyOne
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To: weegee
CNN significantly cropped the photo:

An anti-war protester shouts back at a supporter of war with Iraq on Saturday in Washington.

Does not show that the man is having to be restrained to keep him "peaceful".


27 posted on 01/19/2003 3:38:52 AM PST by weegee
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To: weegee
Also from CNN:
Will the antiwar protests have an influence on government policy?

Yes 23% 18879 votes
No 77% 63650 votes
Total: 82,529 votes
28 posted on 01/19/2003 3:39:39 AM PST by weegee
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To: DoughtyOne
Covered online to a certain degree (photos were on Yahoo). Don't know how many of them will make it past the editor's desk and in print. Certainly wouldn't expect an equal ratio of photos to accompany the stories.

CNN's website didn't include any of the counter protesters' posters in the photo gallery.

None of the damage from the SF protests was shown either.

29 posted on 01/19/2003 3:49:56 AM PST by weegee
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To: weegee
I'm still looking for the "Stop Jihad Now!" signs and chants.
30 posted on 01/19/2003 5:08:40 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: weegee
A PACIFISTS ARE LIBERTY'S PARASITES! bump.
31 posted on 01/19/2003 5:10:58 AM PST by Brian Allen (This above all; to thine own self be true)
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To: weegee
In the photo with the lady wrapped in the liberty blanket, the lady in the red hat is freepdom's own Exit 148. She's a heck of a nice lady, and has driven to DC often to participate in freeper protests. Way to go, Joanne!!
32 posted on 01/19/2003 5:19:18 AM PST by basil
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To: weegee
"THERE ARE NO HANGING CHADS IN IRAQ"

LOL!


33 posted on 01/19/2003 6:13:03 AM PST by ppaul
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To: basil
As I understand it from some of the other threads, several FReepers got press from the counter protest. Looks like it was a job well done and that our side remained a lot more civil and dignified than the AntiBush/AntiAmericanWar protesters.
34 posted on 01/19/2003 12:42:26 PM PST by weegee
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When will the media get it right? If someone is holding up a placard "supporting" the current policy, then they aren't "protesters". "Pro-war protesters"? "War/Military action supporters" maybe, "Patriots", maybe, possibly even "Counter-protesters" but it's not our side that's angry or in opposition to current government policy.

Pro-war protester Raoul Deming, of Takmoma Park, Md., holds up a sign while standing infront of the White House Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

35 posted on 01/19/2003 1:05:18 PM PST by weegee
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Pro-war demonstators hold up signs while standing infront of the White House Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003. Hundreds of demonstrators rallied Sunday against the possible war with Iraq and ``racist witch hunts'' by U.S. authorities following the Sept. 11 attacks. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

36 posted on 01/19/2003 1:06:51 PM PST by weegee
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To: weegee
The counter protestors sure look a lot better than those old worn-looking hippies on the other side.
37 posted on 01/19/2003 1:18:29 PM PST by FITZ
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Got a FREE REPUBLIC website address in a Yahoo/AP photo!

...and it's even in the "most popular" photo section of Yahoo News Photos!!!

Pro-war protester Kristinn Taylor, of D.C. holds up an American Flag while standing in front of the White House, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003, in Washington. Tens of thousands of anti-war protesters assembled Saturday on the National Mall opposing the Bush administration's threatened use of military force against Iraq. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

HUMAN SHIELD

WE ALL KNOW THAT

TERRORISTS WON'T HURT

INNOCENT CIVILIANS, RIGHT?

WWW.FREEREPUBLIC.COM

Register Viewers of Yahoo can vote to make this photo more popular!


38 posted on 01/19/2003 2:02:40 PM PST by weegee
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To: weegee; Jim Robinson; FreeTheHostages; kristinn; tgslTakoma; Doctor Raoul; Xthe17th; ...
Heads up -- Lots of good pictures of today's stealth freep. Can't wait till the rest of our photos are posted!
39 posted on 01/19/2003 4:42:05 PM PST by Angelwood (Join the DC Chapter at the next Patriots Rally (I'm sure it will be warmer) -- FReep On!)
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To: weegee
Thanks, weegee, for finding and posting these pictures.
40 posted on 01/19/2003 4:43:51 PM PST by Angelwood (Join the DC Chapter at the next Patriots Rally (I'm sure it will be warmer) -- FReep On!)
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To: Angelwood
God Bless Angelwood...you guys are incredible...I wish I could have stayed....what a showing!
41 posted on 01/19/2003 4:53:28 PM PST by KLT (Commie Pinko Misguided Kids Need A Tongue Lashing, Not A Tongue Ring!)
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To: Angelwood
"(Join the DC Chapter at the next Patriots Rally (I'm sure it will be warmer) -- FReep On!)

It can ONLY be warmer! LOL!

I'm going to sew a full body suit from an electric blanket and attach it to a rolling generator!! HeeHee!

42 posted on 01/19/2003 5:22:06 PM PST by Exit148
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To: KLT
KLT, it was a pleasure to freep with you again. Thanks for taking the time and risk of joining us on the coldest day of the year so far. It was a good day. Now take care of yourself so you don't come down with pneumonia after being in the cold so long. FReep On!
43 posted on 01/19/2003 5:29:29 PM PST by Angelwood (Join the DC Chapter at the next Patriots Rally (I'm sure it will be warmer) -- FReep On!)
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To: WaterDragon

A South Korean protester holds the national flags of the United States and South Korea (news - web sites) during an anti-North Korea (news - web sites) rally in Seoul, January 19, 2003. About 30,000 protesters rallied in the the South Korean capital on Sunday, calling on North Korea to re-enter a global nuclear treaty. They also voiced their opposition to the withdrawal of U.S. troops from South Korea. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

44 posted on 01/19/2003 5:32:52 PM PST by weegee
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To: weegee
Excellent post! Thank you so much. I felt such outrage and frustration watching all these "parasites." Of course we never see our side of the equation on the news. I was grumpy all weekend, but now I've got a smile on my face. Thank you God, for Free Republic, and George Bush!!
45 posted on 01/19/2003 6:25:44 PM PST by Elcie30
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To: weegee; BufordP; GunsareOK; kristinn; Taxman; Congressman Billybob; LisaFab; FreeTheHostages; ...
Some great pics.
46 posted on 01/19/2003 6:33:47 PM PST by Fred Mertz
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To: weegee
I'm not seeing any photos on this thread--only the descriptions. I even tried the yahoo link at the top and can't see the photos there either. Is there something I'm not doing?
47 posted on 01/19/2003 6:38:16 PM PST by FollowingTheGrace
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To: ProudToBeGOP
Hmm, no idea. Is your available drive space low? Maybe there is no room for the photos to load.

I went to the top most link (AP and Reuters via Yahoo) and it goes to the right place. I've also clicked all of the individual links and gotten to the correct Yahoo pages (I voted the photos as popular; the opposition is voting down these and the South Korean rally photos).

Other possibility is that the photos may have difficulty all loading in (this is a graphic intense thread but I am working from dialup). If the photos don't load in quick enough (too many photos trying to load) then you may get the Red X.

You should be able to go to each photo and right click to "show picture". Or you could try clicking through to the original Yahoo pages.

48 posted on 01/19/2003 6:50:21 PM PST by weegee
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To: weegee
Thanks for posting this. My Dad was in Korea; I'm so glad they haven't forgotten.
49 posted on 01/19/2003 6:52:20 PM PST by SCalGal (Tag line sale: 10% off)
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To: weegee
There aren't any links showing up either. For example, comment #3 shows only:

Metropolitan police officers stand guard as pro-war demonstrators protest in the background, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003 in Washington. (AP Photo/Charlie Dharapak)

No picture, no link, nothing but the words above. I went to yahoo and it's the same thing...no pictures, only the verbiage. I've noticed on other threads tonight that some of the pictures are missing; others are there. On this thread I see only one picture (#27, I think).
50 posted on 01/19/2003 6:58:37 PM PST by FollowingTheGrace
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