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Largest Ever Peace March in Humboldt County
Saturday, March 15, 2003
Thousands march against Bush’s war machine and his planned invasion of Iraq. The conservative local daily newspaper, the Eureka Times Standard, estimated 2500 marched. Organizers think there may have been more.
The crowd rallies at the Eureka Municipal Auditorium before the noon march.
Vietnam veteran Brian Willson leads the march on his hand driven tricycle. Brain is a long time peace activist and a leader in Arcata Veterans for Peace chapter 56.
VFP Chapter 22 of Garberville and VFP 56 of Arcata follow Brian Willson at the head of the march.
Drummers from local tribes march with VFP at the head of march.
Women in Black stood in silence at the Eureka Courthouse as the marchers passed by. A small but noisy group of pro-war advocates could not distract the women-in-black in their vigil.
Kids as kids do, had fun during the march and rallies.