SEE Gallery of Photos Taken at Today’s Peace Rally and Bannering (below)
While most residents of Southern California tried to figure out if the day was going to bring rain, three hundred San Diegans spent a few hours in Balboa Park rallying against two wars our government is waging – Iraq and Afghanistan.
Starting at noon, the protest included speakers, singers, poets, and the Puppet Insurgency, and at a little after 2 pm, the crowd formed up onto the sidewalk and marched south towards the freeway.
At Elm Street, the crowd broke up, with a group moving to each of the six overpasses on I-5 – 1st Avenue through 6th Avenue -, lining the bridges holding banners, flags, while attaching larger banners to the wires on the overpasses. Many supportive honks could be heard from the passing traffic below.
Organized by the San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice – and a host of other groups – the demonstration was held on the 8th anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq – and near the 10th anniversary of our military involvement in Afghanistan.
We from the OB Rag were there and snapped over 60 shots, and wanted to share fifteen of the best. Here they are: