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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Protests today to mark 5th anniversary of the Invasion of Iraq

Today, Wednesday March 19th, both in Brooklyn;

Protest at Congressmember Vito Fossella’s office. Peace Action Bay Ridge will sponsor a protest at Fossella’s Bay Ridge office (8505 4th Ave., at 85th St.) to express his constituents’ opposition to his position as the only Brooklyn Representative to support President Bush’s war policy. Representatives from military families, Brooklyn For Peace, Peace Action Bay Ridge, and Bay Ridge Interfaith Coalition will speak.

Press Conference & Brooklyn Says No to War March and Vigil, co-sponsored by Brooklyn For Peace and MoveOn.
5:30 PM: press conference at Grand Army Plaza, with speakers from Brooklyn for Peace and MoveOn.
6:00: march down Flatbush Avenue to the military recruiting station at 41 Flatbush Ave. (Livingston St.).
7:00: brief program. Iraq war vets and members of military families will speak. The protest will close with a candlelight vigil.

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At 11:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info. Kinda wish these protests took place at night, who can take off work to protest? Then again..who protests at 7pm? =)

a side thought, how come they're protesting at a military recruiting station? The military goes where the elected officials tell them to go. Seems a little unfair to bombard the folks who serve our country for a ton of different reasons aside from Iraq including peaceful reasons. Wouldn't it make more sense to protest as Fossella's Bay Ridge office, and then move on to rally at Jerry Nalder's office? Granted he's in a different district, but the war is something worth reaching out to everybody to raise awareness, no? Fossella's so bad, we need to go to the next district over to get our voices heard? That's a pretty good message!

At 11:37 AM, Blogger me said...

I think because of the anniversary many people are planning on taking the day off and joining up with some of the vigils and protests, otherwise this would likely have been a night or weekend event.

I am not affiliated with the groups organizing these so I am not sure why they picked the locations or times, just using the blog to pass along info.



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