Vigil for Peace on 7th Anniversary of Iraq Invasion
Between 60 and 70 people gathered at noon on the corner of East Ave. and South Goodman St. to demand an end to the U.S. wars of aggression in Iraq and Afghanistan. March 19 was the 7th anniversary of the illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq. While President Obama promised to end the war, he has not done so and many of the US troops withdrawn have been replaced by private "contractors"â€”also known as mercenaries.
Peace vigils at this location are held every Sunday at noon, sponsored by Peace Action & Educationâ€”a task force of Metro Justice. Usually 10 to 20 people attend. Today's gathering was considerably larger due to the war anniversary. People from Rochester also traveled to Washington DC to join a crowd of 12,000 in a similar action at the White House.
Additional Information: DC-SDS: Break Free from the Bad Romance: Student Power Dance Party Against Empire | Peace of the Action | Camp "Out Now" | Rochester Students for a Democratic Society | Rochester Against War | Rochester Students Take the Streets in DC | Rethink Afghanistan
Photos: 7th anniversary of Iraq invasion