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Sat Mar 20 2004THE WAR STILL RAGES - AND SO DO THE PEOPLE!..
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Tens of thousands of people converged on San Francisco to say no to war and occupation. The SF protest included a breakaway march of at least 500 people. Demonstrators included contingents from ANSWER, Not In Our Name, Code Pink, the Green Party, various Socialist groups, groups demanding an end to the occupations in Haiti, Iraq, and Palestine, bike activists, LGBT activists, people opposed to US troops in the Phillipines, Korea and Japan, supporters of women prisoners, supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal, groups focusing on September 11th and activists working to bring better jobs, education and healthcare to the bay area.
3/20 March & Rally - Reports: 1 Photos: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 Video: 1 Audio: 1 | 2
In San Jose, protesters marched through the downtown and there was at least one arrest.
In Fresno, hundreds marched and the leader of Peace Fresno was arrested for asking a cop to stop blocking a sign. Photos: 1 | Videos: 1
Elsewhere in California, there were protests in Chico, Fresno, Eureka (Report | Photos), Bakersfield, San Diego, Visalia and Los Angeles.
Read more about Central Valley anti-war protests
There were anti-war rallies in major cities across the US and around the world. The largest US protests were in New York City, Portland, Seattle and Chicago. Elsewhere there were protests across Oceania, including rallies in Brisbane, Sydney, Manila, and Tokyo. In Europe there were large protests in London, Rome, Barcelona, Madrid, Berlin, Dublin and Brussels. There were even protests in Baghdad and near Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas.
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