Posted by andreas from dtm2-t9-2.mcbone.net (22.214.171.124) on Sunday, January 19, 2003 at 7:00AM :
In Reply to: How many protested? posted by Sadie from D006131.N1.Vanderbilt.Edu (126.96.36.199) on Saturday, January 18, 2003 at 8:33PM :
: I *heard* (so don't quote me on this figure) that there were at least 500,000 protesting in DC today... & there MUST be about that many protesting in San Francisco. When do we get the official count?
+++ Hi Sadie,
Go also to "What Really Happened" for constant updates of independent coverage of the protests.
Many pics & linx.
Here's an excerpt:
TODAY'S HEADLINES 1/18/2003
YOU SHOULD ALL BE VERY PROUD OF YOURSELVES.
REMEMBER THIS DAY. THIS DAY WE ALL SAW HISTORY MADE BEFORE OUR EYES. NEVER BEFORE HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE IN SO MANY NATIONS STOOD TOGETHER FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF PREVENTING A WAR..
DESPITE THE MEDIA'S OBVIOUS AND HEAVY-HANDED ATTEMPTS TO DOWNPLAY THE SIZE OF TODAY'S PROTESTS (AS WELL AS UNDERMINE THEIR EFFECT WITH BOGUS POLLS CLAIMING 87% OF AMERICANS SUPPORT THE WAR), THE FACT IS THAT TODAY'S PROTESTS SET RECORDS. THE DC PROTEST MAY HAVE HAD A HALF MILLION, THE SAN FRANCISCO PROTEST AS MUCH AS A QUARTER MILLION. HUNDREDS OF SMALLER PROTESTS HAVE NOT EVEN BEEN REPORTED IN THE MEDIA AT ALL.
AMERICANS HAVE SHOWN THE WORLD THAT THE US GOVERNMENT NO LONGER SPEAKS FOR OR ACTS FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. BUSH AND HIS FELLOW WAR BUFFS HAVE LOST THE ILLUSION OF PUBLIC SUPPORT. THE MEDIA'S BOGUS POLLS SHOWING 60 AND 80 PERCENT SUPPORT FOR THE WAR ARE LIES. HOW DO WE KNOW THIS? WHERE WERE THOSE PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE IN AND SUPPORT THE WAR TODAY? EFFORTS WERE MADE TO FORM PRO-WAR DEMONSTRATIONS. FREE REPUBLIC CLAIMS THEY GOT 400 PEOPLE TO SHOW UP IN DC. 400 AGAINST 400,000 IS NOT 60 OR 80 PERCENT SUPPORT, IT IS A TINY FRACTION OF A SINGLE PERCENTAGE POINT. IT IS A ROUTE. IT IS AM EMBARRASSMENT.
TODAY PROVED BUSH DOES NOT REPRESENT THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES WHEN HE MAKES WAR. THE MOMENT BUSH ATTACKS IRAQ HE ATTACKS EVERYTHING THE UNITED STATES EVER STOOD FOR, EVERY DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLE THE GOVERNMENT CLAIMED TO UPHOLD, EVEN THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF THE NATION LAID DOWN BY THE FOUNDING FATHERS.
LINCOLN SAID IT BEST, "A NATION OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, AND FOR THE PEOPLE".
THE PEOPLE DO NOT WANT WAR, MR. BUSH.
(Updates as often as I can today)
C-SPAN NOW BROADCASTING DC PROTEST - QUARTER OF A MILLION IN DC AND THE BUSES FROM NEW YORK HAVE NOT ARRIVED YET!
1/18/03 YOU MUST READ THIS LETTER!
1/18/03 READER PHOTOS FROM TAMPA
1/18/03 READER PHOTOS FROM SAN FRANCISCO
1/18/03 READER PHOTOS FROM TORONTO PROTEST
1/18/03 READER PHOTOS FROM SANTA BARBARA PROTEST
1/18/03 READER PICTURES FROM PORTLAND PROTEST!
1/18/03 PHOTOS FROM OTTOWA
1/18/03 MORE PHOTOS FROM OTTOWA
1/18/03 Crowd Estimates 30,000 to 500,000
1/18/03 Protest in Springfield
1/18/03 War Protestors in Quad Cities
1/18/03 No to War
1/18/03 Protest in Honolulu
1/18/03 CONFIRMATION: FREE REPUBLIC LIED WHEN THEY CLAIMED 400 PEOPLE SHOWED UP TO SUPPORT THE WAR! "Fewer than 100 people -- mostly from two groups, one called Move-Out and another called Free Republic -- waved flags as "The Star-Spangled Banner'' played over a portable speaker. "
1/18/03 Great signs carried at anti-war rally 1-18-03
1/18/03 300 anti-war protestors show up at the Nixon Library Hey, he didn't listen last time, and I don't expect he will this time!
1/18/03 Anti-war crowds tell Bush: "We object!"
1/18/03 Numbers unclear for DC protest turnout. May have hit HALF A MILLION! (I am so proud of you all!!!)
1/18/03 Anti-war protest held in Durham
1/18/03 Indianapolis protesters hope to avoid war
1/18/03 Iowans Rally Against War At Statehouse
1/18/03 Global protest delivers a resounding 'No' Anti-war protests: Hundreds of thousands of people around the world stage mass demonstrations against conflict with Iraq
1/18/03 Anti-war protesters rally in Las Vegas, Reno
1/18/03 Washington Times describes protest as "tens of thousands". Still playing the "downplay the size" game, eh?
1/18/03 Freepers cry in the beer over today's protests. Here's the thing. Free Republic claimed they got 400 protestors to stand against the half-million that showed up against the war. Well, if those 400 (eyewitnesses put the number of Freepers much lower) really believe in the war then why are they still here? Why aren't they in BDU's and carrying a rifle along the border of Iraq? The reason why is simple. They don't really believe in this war. What they want is for someone ELSE to fight the war and then die leaving the plunder for those who stayed behind.
1/18/03 Charlotte protestors want peace
1/18/03 Floridians join anti-war protests
1/18/03 Canadian peace movement gains momentum as thousands gather nationwide
1/18/03 Ohioans Protest War With Iraq
1/18/03 Michiganians protest against Iraq war
1/18/03 Okinawans join global anti-war protests
1/18/03 Hundreds of Thousands Mass at Global Anti-War Rallies Try "millions".
1/18/03 Americans Launch Pre-Emptive Strike Against War on Iraq
1/18/03 Photos from Tucson
1/18/03 MORE PROTEST PHOTOS!
1/18/03 Small protest in Wisconsin!
1/18/03 Free Republic tries to organize pro-war rally. Last 13 paragraphs. FR is claiming 200-400 but eyewitness reports (see letters section) reports well under 100. Contrast that with the over 300,000+ who showed up opposing the war and you will get an idea of how far out of touch with real people Free Republic has become.
1/18/03 PHOTOS FROM PARIS PROTEST!
1/18/03 Military voices of dissent
1/18/03 300,000 in DC, three and one half mile long line of people in San Francisco
1/18/03 LIVE COVERAGE OF DC EVENT.
1/18/03 PHOTOS FROM BRADFORD!
1/18/03 More photos from Shannon
1/18/03 Global day of anti-war protest underway
1/18/03 Protesters Gather To Oppose War
1/18/03 Rally against war with Iraq staged in Halifax
1/18/03 PROTEST PHOTOS FROM THE NETHERLANDS!
1/18/03 LIVE IMAGES FROM MARKET STREET PROTEST!
1/18/03 Antiwar activists chain themselves to US Embassy in Copenhagen Denmark Great photo!
1/18/03 Ramsey Clark to Protesters: 'Let's Impeach Bush' Note how NewsMax describes the anti-war protestors as "Baghdad sympathizers".
1/18/03 Anti-U.S. protests worldwide cry, "No Blood for Oil"
1/18/03 Thousands protest in Japan against war in Iraq
1/18/03 A cry for peace joins crowds in Washington, across U.S. and around the world It is not a cry, it is a DEMAND!
1/18/03 Woman arrested as anti-war protesters picket military HQ
1/18/03 Map of DC march route
1/18/03 Rumsfeld: US May Attack Iraq Even If Saddam Gone Proof that the issue isn't Saddam, it's the OIL!
Click for PDF of Honolulu flyer
1/18/03 Peace protesters stage UK vigils
1/18/03 Kansas residents on way to protest!
1/18/03 San Francisco March so huge extra police being called in!
1/18/03 Protesters march on Shannon airport
1/18/03 Anti-war movement taking shape.
1/18/03 Demonstrators Take Anti-War Message To Washington D.C.
1/18/03 Marches in Japan, Russia Oppose Iraq War
1/18/03 British protesters demonstrate outside military base against Iraq war
1/18/03 Women Bare All in the Name of Peace Aristophanes, you paying attention?
1/18/03 Minnesotans protest another war in Iraq: 'Here we are again'
1/18/03 DISRUPT THE MASTERS OF WAR 18-19 January 2003 Sorry this is late; it just now arrived.
1/18/03 Ron Kovic: Peace movement will be largest ever LOOK OUT YOUR WINDOW, BUSH. And remember that LBJ knew the Vietnam war was over when 100,000 anti-war protestors marched past his window.
1/18/03 British MP arrives to join anti-war protest 10,000 expected.
1/18/03 Diverse anti-war activists: We're just warming up
1/18/03 Anti-war protests slated all over U.S.
1/18/03 WEBCAST OF THE COLORADO PROTESTS HERE! On air from 11:00AM to 5:00PM Mountain time.
1/18/03 Thousands protest U.S. led attack on Iraq in Tokyo, Hong Kong and New Zealand
1/18/03 First anti-war marches hit Europe's streets in protest weekend Demonstrators have already been on the streets in Austria, Russia, as well as Japan, while thousand-strong gatherings were expected to take place in Britain, Ireland and Italy.
1/18/03 LIVE FROM THE SAN FRANCISCO PROTESTS! Starts at 10AM PST.
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