What If They Gave a Demonstration and Nobody Came?
“Anti-war” demonstrations across the nation are fizzling out: War Protesters Gather in Boston and Connecticut.
BOSTON - Anti-war protesters gathered at a city plaza Saturday calling for an end to U.S. occupation in Iraq and voicing skepticism about Wednesday’s scheduled transfer of power to the Iraqis.
Police estimated Saturday’s Copley Plaza crowd at 400 to 500 people, a turnout that disappointed rally organizers.
“My feeling is right now a lot of people are demoralized because trying to bring the troops home is like trying to move a mountain,” said Jennifer Horan, a spokeswoman for United for Justice With Peace, a coalition that organized the protest. …
Signs declared: “Enough! Bring the Troops Home Now,” and “Democracy Yes! Empire No!” Protesters also waved rainbow-colored flags with “Peace” written on them.
“We are here to say that it is time now to bring the troops home to their families where they belong,” activist Paul Shannon told protesters. “It is time to care for the thousands and thousands of broken bodies, minds and hearts created by this war.”
In Connecticut, a peace rally in New Haven drew about 125 protesters, including Claudia Allen, whose son is serving in Iraq.
I guess it never occurred to these people that one of the main reasons they’re not getting the crowds any more is that they are so clearly insane.