Saturday, February 15, 2003 - LONG BEACH
More than 1,000 people at Lincoln Park joined protesters around the world Saturday afternoon to oppose a possible war against Iraq.
Waving signs and chanting slogans like "No blood for oil' and "War is not the answer,' protesters marched from the downtown Promenade to the park, where speakers addressed the rally using a solar powered public address system.
"Remember, you are standing up with millions and millions of people around the world,' said Chris Fox of the Long Beach Area Peace Network, which organized the demonstration.
Sgt. Paul LeBaron of the Long Beach Police Department said about 1,250 people were at the protest, while organizers estimated the crowd at about 1,500.