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Posted By: bobad
27-Jan-07 - 06:52 PM
Thread Name: BS: Washington Anti-War Protest
Subject: BS: Washington Anti-War Protest
I just a piece on this on the six o'clock news. The majority of the participants, at least those shown on TV, appeared to be in the 50+ age range. Why are the youth of America not protesting this war?

Crowd Gathers in Washington For Anti-War Protest

January 27, 2007 12:30 p.m. EST

Nicole King - All Headline News Staff Writer

Washington, DC (AHN) - Thousands of anti-war protesters, including actors and activists, have converged on Washington for a march against the war in Iraq. Marchers, including Jane Fonda and Susan Sarandon, are calling for the withdrawal of U.S. troops.

The group United for Peace and Justice sponsored the event. It's in response to President Bush's announcement that he's sending an additional 21,500 troops to Iraq.

The protest also coincides with Senate members considering passing resolutions that would state opposition to Mr. Bush's request.

Some of the scheduled speakers for the protest include Danny Glover, Tim Robbins, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and several members of Congress, as well as Sarandon and Fonda.