Thursday, March 26, 2009

March On The Pentagon

By Thomas Good

A protester outside the Lincoln Memorial
(Photo: Thomas Good / NLN)

WASHINGTON — It was at the Pentagon that three thousand plus anti-war demonstrators met up with their pro-war counterparts — all thirty of them. 

Lynne Stewart spoke at the rally before the march
(Photo: Thomas Good / NLN)

On Saturday, March 21, thousands of anti-war protesters gathered at the Lincoln Memorial to hear speeches and greet one another — before marching against the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Members of Iraq Veterans Against The War on the
Arlington Memorial Bridge
(Photo: Thomas Good / NLN)

By midday, on the second day of Spring, the protesters were marching across the Arlington Memorial Bridge -- en route to the Pentagon.

A small number of counter-demonstrators showed up
(Photo: Thomas Good / NLN)

As the long column of protesters turned to enter the Pentagon parking area they passed a group of about thirty middleaged counter-demonstrators holding signs that said "love it or leave it" and "you never marched against terrorists". Some of the protesters stopped to take pictures of the counter-demonstrators and then continued on to Crystal City where they chanted outside the offices of several war profiteers while police looked on.

Police in riot gear lined the streets of Crystal City, Va.
(Photo: Thomas Good / NLN)

Heard along the march route: protesters chanting "Hey Obama, yes we can - troops out of Afghanistan…"

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(Photo: Thomas Good / NLN)

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