Wed. Apr 17th, 2024

Rally of the century; on Sep. 24, 2005, an antiwar rally took place in Washington, DC where nearly a million people came out to protest against the war in Iraq. Reminiscen of the 1960s, there were a lot of college student from all over the United States. Moreover, the popular age group was 50 to 65 years because in 1968 through 1972 these people were the college age group that mainly protested. Therefore I see the full effect that students today are experiencing. There were helicopters, news crews, and newspaper reporters covering the rally and the speeches of many celebrity speakers. There was also Book TV from C-span, and a lecture with such guest speaker Andrea Mitchell, whose husband Alan Greenspan, was back at Capitol Hill. The rally parade went on for miles until it reached the White House. There were D.C. police everywhere. The police who patrolled the area on foot could easily pursue the area in broader depth, if necessary.

It was an experience one would never forget. You do not necessarily have to attend a rally to stop the war. You can have a petition signed. You can start one in your community, or you can find out on the Internet. Just go to a Web site that deals, with antiwar; such as Act Now to Stop War & End Racism (A.N.S.W.E.R).

Moreover, if you like to visit Washington, DC, without attending a rally, there is plenty to do there. You really need to plan ahead. Book a hotel; such as, the Marriot, which is right around the corner and down the street from the White House.

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