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Central Coast Represents at the Anti-War March in SF
Central Coast represents at the October 27 anti-war march in San Francisco.
People came from far and wide to march against the war in Iraq on Saturday, October 27. Early estimates from march organizers and attendees put the number of marchers at 30,000. The Central Coast was well represented. At least three buses came from Santa Cruz County, one organized by SAW leaving from UCSC, one sponsored by the RCNV, and one organized by Pussies for Peace. Additional carpools and vans came from Watsonville and Salinas.
Two local music groups performed onstage, Doba Doza, backed up by members of the Watsonville Brown Berets and Para la Gente. Both groups perform music with revolutionary political messages. Doba Doza is an all female group with members from Watsonville, Salinas and Monterey. They performed as the last act before the march began and did two songs, one about stopping the war and another about the oppression faced by people of color in our society. Para la Gente is based in Watsonville and Salinas and composed of teachers and activists. They performed after the march and cries of "¡Otra!" after the last Para la Gente song raised from the crowd.
A member of the Watsonville Brown Berets raises a fist during the Doba Doza performance.