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Various pictures from the January 18th 2003 Washington DC Anti-war rally sponsored by ANSWER.
January 18th 2003 was an active day in the anti-war movement both in the United States and abroad. Peace rallies occured in Washington DC, San Francisco, Tokyo and Rawalpindi, Pakistan to name a few. Sponsored by ANSWER, the Washington DC rally and subsequent march were attended by 250+ Pittsburgher's, many of whom took one of the six busses organized by the Thomas Merton Center. Crowd estimates are hovering around 200,000 people in attendance marking an attendence far greater than that of the October Washington DC ANSWER rally. While the police were present, few were wearing any kind of specialized tactical gear. Overall, the rally and march went without major incident though there was a report of at least two Pittsburgher's being struck by a police officer in an effort to help a fellow activist.
This man braved the cold temperatures to allow people to draw peace signs on his body with markers on the mall during the rally.
Want a pretzel? $3 each, two for $5. There were quite a few vendors selling overpriced wares at the event.
There was a group of at least three people wearing heads such as his one throughout the rally and march.
Live TV news broadcasts done street theatre style.
This fellow was doing a fine job getting the crowd fired up at the start of the march.
The police were seen, but were overall well behaved. At times they seemed very concerned about people who didn't support the war stepping on the sidewalk.
Heads of our leaders with simple, one word explanations of their political motivations written upon them.
The Rochester Raging Grannies were in attendance belting forth their peace songs.
Not far from the Rochester Raging Grannies this drum circle formed in a bus stop towards the end of the march.
|Grannies?||Josh Murry||Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2003 at 5:00 PM|
|Director of The Tyrian Network||Leatrice Tolls||Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003 at 8:38 PM|
|reply||pjd||Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003 at 1:57 PM|
|my dad has a whitebeard||garret||Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003 at 12:11 PM|
|Peace||CHE||Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003 at 4:21 AM|
|Mr||Daniel||Monday, Jan. 20, 2003 at 2:11 PM|
|Not ANSWERS fault||pjd||Monday, Jan. 20, 2003 at 9:11 AM|
|Answer is lame||-||Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003 at 6:26 AM|