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LA Anti-War Protest: at least 20,000

by 000 Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003 at 4:09 PM

At least 20,000 demonstrate in Los Angeles against the Bush Administration and their plans for war.

Los Angeles, Ca. January 11, 2003.

Probably the largest demonstration in Los Angeles since the Vietnam war era, thousands marched for peace and against the Bush Adminstration's policies of agression and war.

Estimates of the crowd vary, but it is clear that at least 20,000 people were present. Other estimates range as high as 40-50,000. The march was spirited and full of people of all ages and different political backgrounds. There were no reports of police violence against the crowd as of yet.

Speakers ranged from activists to actors with a message of peace and against war in Iraq. There was strong and vocal outrage against the Bush Administrations attack on civil liberties; from INS detainments, the PATRIOT Act, and FBI surviellance to the continued lies fed to the mainstream press by the US State Department and the erosion of a real discourse on the issues of war and imperialism.

With this many in the streets in Los Angeles prior to the start of a war, and the massive demonstrations expected next week in San Francisco and Washington D.C., the message is clear: if the Bush Adminstration starts a war with Iraq, hundreds of thousands of people will resist. The illegitimate president Bush can expect a nonstop antiwar movement against his administration.

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a great time! volunteer Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003 at 5:32 PM
Report from the March p-b Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003 at 5:42 PM
LA TIMES MISCOUNTS peter jazwinski Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003 at 5:55 PM
Peter Bush Admirer Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003 at 6:32 PM
Mainstream Radio (980 AM) estimated between 20 - 30,000 Hali Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003 at 6:49 PM
LA Times p-b Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003 at 6:50 PM
LAPD ok Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003 at 6:58 PM
Bush Worshiper x Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003 at 7:02 PM
could it be the first war prevented by peace movement x Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003 at 7:08 PM
cont.... x Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003 at 7:13 PM
X Bush Admirer Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003 at 7:24 PM
Ever declining JK Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003 at 7:26 PM
Simple Truth George Thompson Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003 at 7:39 PM
numbers x Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003 at 7:42 PM
to George Thompson x Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003 at 7:45 PM
Simple Truth George Thompson Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003 at 7:51 PM
Simple Truth George Thompson Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003 at 7:56 PM
to George Thompson x Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003 at 8:22 PM
L.A. representing! kevski Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003 at 8:45 PM
Just imagine... cass71898 Monday, Jan. 13, 2003 at 2:29 PM
Stopping Action Bobby Saturday, Mar. 22, 2003 at 1:31 PM
Dear Marchers Terry Brown Saturday, Mar. 22, 2003 at 4:39 PM
oh please f7i9 Saturday, Mar. 22, 2003 at 4:47 PM
Think and Question Leticia Saturday, Mar. 22, 2003 at 9:59 PM
Pssst, Morticia.... MadMaxim Saturday, Mar. 22, 2003 at 10:23 PM
Objection Your Honor - Irrelevant. Diogenes Saturday, Mar. 22, 2003 at 10:30 PM
Your Honor, the numbers are relevant... MadMaxim Saturday, Mar. 22, 2003 at 10:42 PM
Exception! Diogenes Saturday, Mar. 22, 2003 at 10:46 PM
And So we see... MadMaxim Saturday, Mar. 22, 2003 at 11:24 PM
Ms Susan Basko Sunday, Mar. 23, 2003 at 12:15 AM
That's encouraging Bud Friday, Mar. 28, 2003 at 10:07 PM
Goo News Bud Saturday, Mar. 29, 2003 at 9:18 AM
-->Susan Basco Bush Admirer Saturday, Mar. 29, 2003 at 9:23 AM
War Protestors don't forgot to close their bank accounts 1mercy2003 Sunday, Mar. 30, 2003 at 1:01 AM
Iraq War Protestors Close Bank Accounts 1mercy2003 Monday, Mar. 31, 2003 at 3:44 AM
Bush Admirer's Words Cut them to Quick 1mercy2003 Monday, Mar. 31, 2003 at 3:54 AM
Bank accounts? Are you kiddin'? Bud Monday, Mar. 31, 2003 at 1:42 PM
Bud Bush Admirer Monday, Mar. 31, 2003 at 1:52 PM
I just did Bud Monday, Mar. 31, 2003 at 3:29 PM
Bud Bush Admirer Monday, Mar. 31, 2003 at 3:44 PM
Juvenile, very juvenile Bush Admirer (the real one) Monday, Mar. 31, 2003 at 3:57 PM
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What? Bud Monday, Mar. 31, 2003 at 4:08 PM
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Go away! Bud Monday, Mar. 31, 2003 at 4:36 PM
It's not me Bud Monday, Mar. 31, 2003 at 7:38 PM
God Bless You Maam Justin Fahsanu Monday, Mar. 31, 2003 at 7:44 PM
Re; What? Not mine Bud Monday, Mar. 31, 2003 at 7:45 PM
Testomoans 1mercy2003 Tuesday, Apr. 01, 2003 at 12:37 AM
Info of cause for global anti war protestors to close accounts chris star Sunday, Apr. 06, 2003 at 12:39 AM
morons Abe Thursday, Apr. 10, 2003 at 7:03 PM
Get a Clue FUCK OFF, ABE Thursday, Apr. 10, 2003 at 7:21 PM
No leader & No freedom 1mercy2003 Friday, Apr. 11, 2003 at 9:59 AM
lies of demonstration 1mercy2003 Thursday, Apr. 17, 2003 at 4:29 AM
if a word that's cause 4 war 1mercy2003 Sunday, Apr. 20, 2003 at 5:32 PM
The Pentagon speaks about the protests daveman Monday, Apr. 21, 2003 at 5:38 AM
Scrappleface.com eh? systemfailure Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2003 at 1:55 AM
HA HA HA HA! daveman Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2003 at 2:00 AM
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Telethon for People With No Sense of Humor daveman Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2003 at 2:58 AM
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I keep throwin' 'em... daveman Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2003 at 3:38 AM
ignoramus systemfailure Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2003 at 3:45 AM
Poor thing... daveman Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2003 at 3:56 AM
thanks for admitting defeat .......brainwashed program systemfailure Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2003 at 4:10 AM
Geez, it's like arguing... daveman Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2003 at 5:13 AM
scoreboard Darwin Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2003 at 8:41 AM
international unions protest 1mercy2003 Tuesday, Apr. 29, 2003 at 8:58 PM
international union protest cam Saturday, Jun. 07, 2003 at 12:46 PM
Never gonna happen, my friend. KOBE SBM Saturday, Jun. 07, 2003 at 3:27 PM
Oil contracts expose Bechtel jen jones Monday, Jun. 09, 2003 at 8:43 AM
Look to God, not Man Ron Ginther Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007 at 7:24 AM
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"kill the fuckers " or something Good One Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007 at 5:05 PM

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