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Vigil draws hundreds in Arcata
by Brian Covert (inochi [at] cox.net)
Friday Mar 28th, 2003 11:51 PM
Arcata, Humboldt County, CA -- An estimated 300 protesters gathered here Friday at the town's main Plaza area to speak out for justice and peace, and against the US government's ongoing war drive in Iraq.
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§No Silence Allowed?
by Brian Covert (inochi [at] cox.net) Friday Mar 28th, 2003 11:51 PM
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At least 100 participants of "Women in Black" protested in silence Friday at Arcata's downtown Plaza, where official signs remind citizens what they can't do in the public square. The "Women in Black" gather every Friday at this same southeast corner of the Plaza at 5:00 p.m., standing (or sitting) one hour in a silent vigil for peace.
§Let the Sun Shine In
by Brian Covert (inochi [at] cox.net) Friday Mar 28th, 2003 11:51 PM
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Rays of the setting sun bathe the "Women in Black" who gathered at the Plaza in silent protest.
§Veterans for Peace (1)
by Brian Covert (inochi [at] cox.net) Friday Mar 28th, 2003 11:51 PM
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A couple dozen or so local members of "Veterans of Peace" and their supporters silently occupied the southwest corner of the Plaza on Friday in solidarity with the "Women in Black" (in the background).
§Veterans for Peace (2)
by Brian Covert (inochi [at] cox.net) Friday Mar 28th, 2003 11:51 PM
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"Veterans for Peace" facing the setting sun on the Arcata Plaza.
§Markers
by Brian Covert (inochi [at] cox.net) Friday Mar 28th, 2003 11:51 PM
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Mock gravemarkers reading "How Many More?" were placed inside the Plaza.
§"Freedom Fries"
by Brian Covert (inochi [at] cox.net) Friday Mar 28th, 2003 11:51 PM
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On the northwest corner of the Plaza, a variety of other demonstrators -- facing oncoming traffic -- held signs, chanted and cheered for peace, and against the war on Iraq.
§Bringing It Home
by Brian Covert (inochi [at] cox.net) Friday Mar 28th, 2003 11:51 PM
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Two demonstrators at the Plaza make known their feelings on America's war in the Middle East.
§Bikes Not Bombs (1)
by Brian Covert (inochi [at] cox.net) Friday Mar 28th, 2003 11:51 PM
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A few dozen bicyclists, meanwhile, continually circled the Plaza, weaving in and out of traffic for the sake of "bikes, not bombs."
§Bikes Not Bombs (2)
by Brian Covert (inochi [at] cox.net) Friday Mar 28th, 2003 11:51 PM
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More bikes-not-bombers circling the Plaza.
§Pink Alert!
by Brian Covert (inochi [at] cox.net) Friday Mar 28th, 2003 11:51 PM
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A dozen or so jubilant participants of the local "Code Pink" group gather on the northeast corner of the Plaza, urging passing motorists to "honk for peace."
§Then Who Is?
by Brian Covert (inochi [at] cox.net) Friday Mar 28th, 2003 11:51 PM
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A "Code Pink" participant displays a sign challenging the political legitimacy of one George W. Bush.
§Finale
by Brian Covert (inochi [at] cox.net) Friday Mar 28th, 2003 11:51 PM
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As the one-hour mark approached at 6:00 p.m., the several hundred protesters from all four corners of the Plaza came together and joined hands.
§Hands on
by Brian Covert (inochi [at] cox.net) Friday Mar 28th, 2003 11:51 PM
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The demonstrators, hand in hand, lined up all the way around the Plaza sidewalk Friday, as the US war on Iraq raged on.
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A simple messageLeslie H. SpaiserSaturday Mar 29th, 2003 12:49 AM
A simple messageLeslie H. SpaiserSaturday Mar 29th, 2003 12:48 AM