Ordinary Americans from all over the country converged on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on the last Saturday in January to take the national consensus of ending the war in Iraq to the streets of the capital city. “Support our troops, bring them home alive,” read one sign that seemed to sum up the overall opinion of more than 500,000 people representing at least 1,300 local and national groups.
Jane Fonda, Susan Sarandon, Jesse Jackson and Sean Penn were a few celebrities who called out to the people to unite for peace.
Two buses filled with nearly 100 Hoosiers drove all night Friday to meet up with what some report as the largest anti-war demonstration since the beginning of the war. Timothy Baer, director of Bloomington Peace Action Coalition, organized the bus trip.
United for Peace and Justice, the sponsoring group for the most recent protest in Washington, will have more information about this protest and local and national protests in March at www.unitedforpeace.org. For more information about BPAC efforts visit www.bpac.info/.
Video by Jim Monaldi at http://nuvo.net/multimedia/