Fourth anniversary of Iraq war invites protest
UPDATE: Check out the great photos taken at protests around the country.
The fourth anniversary of President Bush's declaration of war on Iraq brought everyone from parents and children to Iraq war veterans to the streets nationwide in protest of the ongoing war. Protesters far out numbered counter-protesters wherever demonstrations were taking place, including San Francisco, Portland, and of course, New York City.
In New York, police lined sidewalks for the blocks-long procession as protesters carrying signs reading "Impeach Bush," and "Not one more dollar, not one more death." marched toward the offices of Sens. Charles Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Actor Tim Robbins, speaking at a rally organized by the New York chapter of United for Peace and Justice, told the crowd that getting Congress to cut off funds for the war "would be a good way" to get the troops home.
"The American people want this war to end," said Robbins, a frequent anti-war protest participant. "That's the message they sent last November in the election. When are we going to start listening to them?"
No counter-demonstrators were obvious in New York, as they had been at an anti-war rally in Washington on Saturday that drew thousands to the Pentagon and Lincoln Memorial.
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