Anti-War protests: LI local gets covered AND over 100 arrested in DC


Above video: On March 19, 2011, the 8th anniversary of the war in Iraq, peace groups on Long Island march for peace in Setauket. the event was initiated by North Country Peace Group, and endorsed by such groups as PeaceSmiths, Inc. and The Green Party of Suffolk.

Link to great local coverage at The Three Village Patch: here.

CNN article excerpt and link, re: over 100 people arrested in DC…

Antiwar protesters demand the U.S. leave Iraq
By Joana Godinho, CNN
March 20, 2011

Washington (CNN) — More than 100 people were arrested in front of the White House Saturday after gathering for an antiwar protest on the eighth anniversary of the Iraq war.

About 1,000 people from various antiwar groups, including Veterans For Peace, Iraq Veterans Against War and Code Pink, marched around Lafayette Park to make three demands of the Obama administration: stop the war, expose the lies and free Bradley Manning…

Among those calling for Manning’s release on Saturday was Daniel Ellsberg, a former Pentagon official whose unprecedented leak of thousands of classified documents — dubbed the Pentagon Papers — revealed that top American officials were actively concealing the unwinnable reality of the Vietnam War from the public…

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