Five Long Years – Iraq War Protest
Starting early this morning hundreds of people gathered around the top of Market street and began a protest march on this fifth anniversary of the Iraq War. I caught up with the march as they were held back at 3rd and Market. Riot police lined up across all four intersections and held a line, not allowing any traffic to pass. Things seems pretty peaceful, with people laying in the street. There were chants of “Occupation is a crime, from Iraq to Palestine”.
On a personal note, I celebrated my daughters fifth birthday this weekend. You see, she was born two days before the bombs started dropping on Baghdad. She now knows what war is, at least in a five year olds sensibility.
And on the subject of children, Bush is holding fast to his position that we are on course in this war.
UPDATE: There will be a gathering at Civic Center at 5pm this evening. Then a March into the Mission.
Of course Frank was there… WTF!