NEWS BRIEF- Protest against war in Iraq comes to Washington

Posted 11:24 a.m. Oct. 28

by Marcus Mrowka

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON–Thousands of protestors traveled to the nation’s capital over the weekend to take part in a massive rally against the war on Iraq that rivaled anti-war protests of the Vietnam era.

The number of protesters exceeded initial estimates and by the end of the march Saturday, there were well over 100,000 people according to police. Organizers with International ANSWER, a coalition of antiwar groups that coordinated the demonstration, originally had hoped for about 70,000 people.

The protestors began with a rally at the Vietnam Memorial, and then took to the streets, marching from the memorial and circling the White House before returning to their starting point.

The protest, unlike other protests in D.C.’s history, was very peaceful and there were no major incidents between activists and police.

Other demonstrations in San Francisco, Rome, Berlin, Copenhagen, Denmark, Tokyo and Mexico City were held to coincide with the Washington march.

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