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SF IVAW Stands in Silence for Fallen Soldiers, Civilians in Iraq
by Cindy Whitman-Bradley
Thursday Mar 19th, 2009 9:01 PM
On the sixth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, SF Iraq Veterans Against the War members and their allies asked San Franciscans to honor 71 minutes of silence in memory of US service members killed in Iraq since the beginning of the invasion.

Blocking Market Street with a banner in honor of American soldiers and Iraqis killed in the war, San Francisco Iraq Veterans Against the War and their allies stood in silence to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq.

The gathering asked San Franciscans to give one second of silence for each US soldier killed, hoping the city would respect the 71 minutes in memory of over 4,000 soldiers killed. While crowds gathered along the sidewalk to watch the silent tribute, the San Francisco police gave their notice of arrest, and after 45 minutes handcuffed and arrested five veterans and six supporters.

IVAW organized the protest to bring attention to the continuing occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan and the over one million Iraqi dead and over 4,000 US soldiers killed in the past six years.
§IVAW members stand respectfully in silence across Market Street
by Cindy Whitman-Bradley Thursday Mar 19th, 2009 9:01 PM

§Police separate supporters from the veterans
by Cindy Whitman-Bradley Thursday Mar 19th, 2009 9:01 PM

§Heavy police presence
by Cindy Whitman-Bradley Thursday Mar 19th, 2009 9:01 PM

A silent, respectful protest brings out SF police.
§Silent and Dignified
by Cindy Whitman-Bradley Thursday Mar 19th, 2009 9:01 PM

§Protesters are Arrested
by Cindy Whitman-Bradley Thursday Mar 19th, 2009 9:01 PM

§A Veteran is Handcuffed and Arrested
by Cindy Whitman-Bradley Thursday Mar 19th, 2009 9:01 PM

§In Silence Under Arrest
by Cindy Whitman-Bradley Thursday Mar 19th, 2009 9:01 PM

§Heavily Armed Police Stand Guard over Handcuffed Veteran
by Cindy Whitman-Bradley Thursday Mar 19th, 2009 9:01 PM

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3/19: 18 people arrested at Market & Montgomery+Friday Mar 20th, 2009 1:50 AM