March 20, 2010
Anti-war protesters rally on Monument Square
The season's first anti-war rally took place Saturday afternoon on Monument Square, sponsored by the Racine Coalition for Peace and Justice..
Today marks the seventh anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, and anti-war rallies took place all over the country. Since March 2003, there have been 4,387 U.S. casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In Washington, USA Today reports, "Thousands of protesters carried signs reading "Indict Bush Now" and flag-draped cardboard coffins, urging President Obama to withdraw troops from Iraq."
There was just a small rally in New York, where a few dozen people gathered near a Times Square recruiting station. The Raging Grannies sang, "The country is broke, this war is a joke."
About 75 people marched through downtown Milwaukee Friday.
John Heckenlively, who sent us these pictures, says about 30 people took part in Racine's Downtown rally, which lasted from noon to 12:30 p.m.