Minneapolis Rally Against the Iraq War (photos)

(10 am – promoted by ek hornbeck)

We can’t believe it has been five years that the US has been in iraq. The war and occupation has lasted longer than WW II and there is no end in sight. The people of the Twin Cities showed their displeasure by taking to the streets. Nearly 2000 persons protested and their unique signs and mostly solemn faces tell the whole story. Not surprisingly, I didn’t see any signs declaring that war is romantic, which is what George W. Bush said the other day. Instead, I saw signs that were critical of torture, killing of innocent civilians, and crony capitalism. Those are the kinds of things that Barack Obama’s preacher was complaining about; that doesn’t sound like the rhetoric of a crazy uncle to me. He sounds like a man of the cloth.

Organizers of the rally included Women Against Military Madness, Military Families Speak Out, YAWR, The Anti-War Committee, and Veterans for Peace, to name a few. A lot of members of the First Universalist Church of Minneapolis participated and they were easily recognized by their blue hats. The protest began at Lake and Lyndale Ave with members of Youth Against War and Racism (YAWR) meeting at a US Army recruiting center. Afterwards, YAWR joined the main group at Lake and Hennepin and the everyone walked from there to Loring Park. The entire protest was held in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

ps. Is Feingold single? Someone in Minneapolis wants to know (see image on my blog along with other rally photos not shown here).

Images below the fold- ek hornbeck

More images at CircleVision.org (not mine)

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  1. and she had been at all of the previous ones.  When I asked her about it, she said “It has been a long war/occupation.”  I will continue to attend these rallies as long as this policy exists. The policy is wrong and I plan to let my community and others in the world know that I don’t support these crimes.  

    If we stop protesting, they win.  

  2. It could always be better… but I think you’re pic on top is very cool.  Looks like a big crowd to me.

    I love the “IMPEACH” guy with the flag!   You should post that everywhere.  

    Much appreciate all your postings Kb. Your pictures are inspiring.   I’m adding the Focus On War tag to your essay.  

  3. “Who would Jesus Waterboard?”

    But, my favorite is the gentleman holding the American flag and an “Impeach” sign.

    • kj on March 19, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    for me.  but i’m partial to “This is what Democracy looks like” group photos.  😉

    • Mu on March 19, 2008 at 4:12 pm

         Bush,

         Cheney,

         Halliburton,

         Blackwater,

         and Bin Laden

         celebrate.

         Fool & the Gang.

  4. wonderful pics with us Kayakbiker.  Another vote for the gentleman in the suit w/ flag and IMPEACH sign!

  5. …2007; the protest where rep. ellison spoke…same location as this new one…  i missed it.  i never show my photographs to people, but, in the spirit of the site, i will 🙂

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    thanks for the essay; i missed this event…  anything going on this next weekend or the one after it?  

    by the way, great to see color; i shoot b&w film almost exclusively…terribly handsome man with a nikon, should you see one at a mpls protest someday 🙂

    peace…

    • kj on March 20, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    “Chicago Sun Times Recognizes Blogger Kayakbiker and Blog Docudharma… (film at 11)”

    http://www.suntimes.com/news/m

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