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Washington, DC, Sep 25 - Kicking off three days of actions aimed ultimately at pepressuring the US government to pull troops out of Iraq, scores of protesters converged on Washington, DC yesterday for an all-day protest that included an array of speakers, a march past the White House and a concert that lasted well into the early morning hours. Estimates of the demonstration’s size ranged from 100,000 to 300,000 protesters.
Police Chief Charles H. Ramsey, noting that organizers had hoped to draw 100,000 people, said, "I think they probably hit that."
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Today, the corporate media defensively plays its pathetic games, ignoring and misrepresenting what happened yesterday in Washington, D.C. But those who participated and bore witness, know that this growing movement against the U.S. led, corporate global empire will never be turned back and will never be defeated.
Originally posted by Umbrax
You know I haven't even noticed it on google news. No one has even posted about it on ATSNN.
The word protest does not show up on CNN's homepage or on Fox's site.
I'm the first to reply to this thread after its been up for almost 3 hours.
It almost seems like the only people who care are the ones that attended the protests. Perhaps this news is being drowned out by coverage on RITA.
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
If you think you know what's going on in this country by watching TV, think again... :shk:
Some 50,000 people rallied and marched in San Francisco. An Anti-Capitalist Convergence gathered at 16th and Mission and then marched along the sidewalks to Dolores Park, where it joined the main march. There was a rally at Dolores Park, which turned into a 12pm march and arrived at Jefferson Square Park for a 2pm rally. At the park, the windows of a corporate media van were smashed, and "F*** the Corporate Media" was written on the van
Originally posted by loam
In my view, a far greater threat to our nation than terrorism, natural disasters, or disease, is the apathy of its populace. "Ignorance" is a term, I believe, historians will one day use to describe our country, much in the same way they use that term to describe other great civilizations of the past, who failed for the very same reason.