Anti-war protestors descend on Washington
I just heard on NPR that the organizers of the protests against Mr. Bush’s war in Washington and around the country expect 100 buses from New York alone. Guilty confession: My immediate thought was, “Yeah, that’ll convince the Bush administration to free up more federal aid to rebuild New York.”
Actually, more power to the protesters. I didn’t go down to the protest, because I’m not much for joining big groups and I think this White House is particularly tone-deaf to criticism from people that would never vote for Bush, ever. But I hold out the faint hope that maybe 100,000 people marching on the White House might do something positive. It will be interesting to see the estimate of the number of protesters from the cops, organizers, media, et al.
For those who can’t make it to D.C., an anti-war solidarity rally has been reported to be set for 1 p.m. today at Union Square. For more news, check out www.dc.indymedia.com.