posted on Aug, 31 2013 @ 05:51 PM
Boston's anti-war protest was today, we had a decent turn out of about 300 people, we had all types representing today, each taking turns at the mic
before marching. We had your typical Liberal anti-war protester (found out today they gather at the spot we were at every Saturday since the War on
Terror began) we had some 9/11 truthers, some pro-Assad Syrians, some Republicans, Libertarians, Socialists, Veterans for Peace and other various
anti-war groups, even some random people joined in as we marched, we also had Jill Stein (ran for President on the Green Party ticket last round) come
and speak. None of us cared that we may not agree on much else, we all agreed that there is no justification for the US to get involved in Syria's
We rallied in one area for about 3 hours and then began to march, we took the protest to the State House and then from there to Secretary of State
John Kerry's house (don't think anyone was home) then we marched through the streets of Downtown Boston through the shopping districts and through
traffic ending at Faneuil Hall.
My main reason for posting this, is this... I've been to protests where, passersby especially if we were walking through traffic, would yell not so
nice things or just be annoyed we were in their way. Today was almost surreal, some people of course were like wtf is this all about but they were
few, so many people cheered for us, cars honked to the rhythm of our chants, many people said thank-you as we passed by. Similar protests took place
all across the US today... the whole world actually, I'm curious what any other protesters experiences were like.
We got word mid-rally that Obama would seek Congressional approval for action against Syria, a step forward in stopping this war before it "starts".
Now is the time to contact your reps and tell them where you stand.