Hollywood, CA. March 20, 2004: Tens of thousands of demonstrators
turned out for the first anniversary anti-war protests in the
center of the city of Hollywood, California. The march traveled about a 1.5 mile
starting at Hollywood Boulevard and Vine and ending in front of the Kodak
Theater at Highland and Hollywood.
Police presence was visible but appeared to take a back seat
as demonstrators marched holding signs, wearing costumes,
pushing parade sized floats, and holding up wall sized murals
in order to express their voices in opposition to the war in Iraq.
At the front of the marching protestors in his signature wheelchair
aparatus was war veteran Ron Kovic who later spoke at the end of the
march ralley before thousands of cheering demonstrators.
The march started shortly after 12 noon, and peacefully ended a little
after 4:30 p.m. in the evening. Performing artists played music and
sang as demonstrators slowly subsided down city streets
carrying what survived of their signs, voices and energy.
In order to better illustrate the event, photographer Michael Uribe
has prepared the first fifty (50) photographs of hundreds he took
during the event, and has graciously permitted them to be
made available to you for free on this website for you to
witness the historic events taking place this weekend not only in
Hollywood, California, but in the rest of the nation, and around the
Uribe, who focuses photographing public demonstrations, which
have included the Elian Gonzalez, Election 2000, and Miami Circle
protests over the years, uses a patented pericam system to gain
a "higher" perspective of the events he literally covers.
To see the first of Uribe's photographs
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