Saturday, January 27, 2007

Anti-war march in Los Angeles

Anti-war protesters carry fake casketsSeveral thousand Angelenos braved bad weather today to protest the war in Iraq. From the LA Times story:
In L.A., many in the crowd of several thousand people carried signs that said "Impeach Bush" as they prepared to march.

"The Democrats, like the Republicans, voted for this war because they, like the Republicans, believe that the oil in Iraq belongs to us," Jim Lafferty, director of the National Lawyers Guild, told the crowd gathered outside the local Democratic Party headquarters. "This is just the beginning of what is going to be a new degree of militancy in this movement."

Karen Pose, who has been protesting the U.S. involvement in Iraq since before the invasion nearly four years ago, said protesters wanted to send a clear message to Democrats as well as Republicans. That's why Los Angeles organizers chose to begin the march at Democratic headquarters, she said.


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