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ANSWER Anti-War Rally -- March 19, 2011
by Sharon Peterson ( shalynne [at] pacbell.net )
Sunday Mar 20th, 2011 9:58 PM
San Francisco Anti-War Protest -- March 19, 2011

Rally, march and signs.

According to the media, about 500 braved the cold and wet to rally in U.N. Plaza to protest our government's warmongering efforts at the expense of our own education, labor and infrastructure.

My own estimate is slightly over 1,000 at U.N. Plaza, with about 200-300 joining us along the march route.

The protest was smaller than desired, but that was understandable given the weather conditions. Our spirit was strong, if a bit soaked.

Another anti-war protest (different sponsor) is planned for April 10, starting at Dolores Park at noon. Hope more of us will be there!
§The Silenced Parade
by Sharon Peterson Sunday Mar 20th, 2011 9:58 PM

Several protesters, gagged and wearing signs, marched around the Plaza to the beat of a slow, somber drum.
§Honoring Bradley Manning
by Sharon Peterson Sunday Mar 20th, 2011 9:58 PM

The last protester in The Silenced Parade represented Bradley Manning, who is currently imprisoned under vile conditions for his alleged role in leaking info to WikiLeaks.
§An Old Classic
by Sharon Peterson Sunday Mar 20th, 2011 9:58 PM

When will we ever learn?
§Raging Grannies
by Sharon Peterson Sunday Mar 20th, 2011 9:58 PM

§Criminals
by Sharon Peterson Sunday Mar 20th, 2011 9:58 PM

This sign says it all.
§The March Begins
by Sharon Peterson Sunday Mar 20th, 2011 9:58 PM

We were restricted to the right side of Market Street. Still look pretty good though. Considering.
§Turning Up O'Farrell
by Sharon Peterson Sunday Mar 20th, 2011 9:58 PM

Heading out to Union Square to visit 2 hotels being boycotted by UNITE-HERE Local 2.
§Joining the Boycott
by Sharon Peterson Sunday Mar 20th, 2011 9:58 PM

We joined the boycotters in front of the Westin St. Francis. As the protest drew to a close, we shouted a promise -- "We'll Be Back!!!"