Saturday, September 24, 2005

News Coverage of the Anti-War Rally

UPDATED 8:30pm

Police estimated today's crowd at 150,000 while organizers estimated 200,000. Amtrak delays (for overhead power line problems) may have held up thousands. A crowd of 10,000 marched in London while 15,000 marched in LA and several thousand rallied in San Francisco. The anti-war protests were planned for the same weekend as the fall meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, as well as The National Book Festival.

Anti-War demonstators stage day of protest- AP on MSNBC

Thousands Rally against Iraq war- CNN

Thousands protest Iraq war, globalization- The New York Times

Anti-War rally held in Washington- BBC

Anti-War protests commence in Washington- Washington Post

Thousands of Californians protest Iraq war- Los Angeles Times

(cross-posted at Blanton's and Ashton's)


Anonymous said...

I didn't get to see any of the coverage as we were on a camping trip. However, when I got in the car today, I turned on C-SPAN radio only to hear a pro-war rally by a group called "Move America Forward".

Move America Forward. Sounds awfully progressive, doesn't it?

If they believe so much in this war, why can't they call themselves "Defending America's Values" or "Supporting America's Fight" or something like that? It's not that I'd be any more likley to agree with them, but I would be more likley to respect them for their convictions. Instead, I have a certain level of distrust for them by choosing a name that sounds so similar to a progressive group like MoveOn.


Sharon GR said...

One of the reasons I put up this post is that coverage for the Anti-War rally got lost in news of hurricanes this weekend. Rita is an important story and I'm sure will be discussed far and wide. It's important to remember, however, that thousands of people spoke out this weekend against the disaster we can prevent and in defense of lives we can save.

It doesn't surprise me with the stealthy name tactics. I'm sure they did chose it to attract attention from progressives, maybe get some to hear their message. The one thing I just can't swallow is the idea that occupying Iraq in any way Moves America Forward.

The One True Tami said...

I heard no news whatsoever about the war protest, I heard tons, however, about the lame-o thing they did in DC for 9-11.

How come there's not a fair place for me to go live?