Monday, March 20, 2006

Portland anti-war protest

More than 10,000 protest the anniversary of the war in Portland
More pictures

If the NY Times is to be believed (unlikely), Portland had one of the largest anti-war protests in the country, even taking the predictable strategic underestimates of crowd size by the police and the Oregonian. While these official estimates were in the 9-10,000 range, others estimated up to 40,000. Whatever the number, the protest was impressive and literally ringed the center of the city. At one point we could see the other end of the march circling round more than ten blocks away. It was visually impressive enough for the Times to use a picture from Portland to represent the national protests.

Of course protest won't stop the war, but it is good from time to time to make some visible showing of the real depth of opposition to the ongoing horror.

2 Comments:

At 3/20/2006 11:14 AM, Blogger vj said...

Thanks for the report, velid. I wish I could have been there.

 
At 5/02/2006 10:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many protesters must there be before there is any change in policy? Or a change in leadership?

 

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