Sunday, March 22, 2009

War Anniversary protests:From 1000s to 100s to 10s

6 years ago thousands of people showed up to protest the war, it was planned to “stop” the war but it came 2 days late, Then on or about the 19th of March every year we’ve had smaller and smaller rallies till last year when just a few hundred showed up

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With this trend the 6th anniversary for the war in Iraq did not go well for the extremist at World Can't Wait. Oh they tried to put a brave face on it and all, but the pictures don’t lie, no one came. No one cared.


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I arrived early to get an ideal of what I had to deal with, I could tell right away it was going to be a good day.

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I went to the 3rd floor of Westlake Center to get a few shots from there when I stumbled upon the communist having their pre-rally planning meeting.

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They gave me some harsh words, I should have taken their pictures, but I just let them take mine.

Back on the ground the commies set up shop.

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People trickled in about 11:50

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Ok now it’s time to start the rally.

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My “friends” from the Anti-Israel rallies showed up and swelled the numbers for the protest to almost 40.

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We had speeches

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We had a march.

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We had more speeches


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We had a shoe throw

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What did that tree ever do to them? Well to be fair a few shoes were close to the Federal Building.

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We had another march, to Pike Place Market

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Then we had tourists who wanted to pose with my flag.

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Over all a very disappointing day for the anti-war crowd, I couldn’t be happier. There is another one planned for Sunday by A.N.S.W.E.R. Let’s see if it fairs any better.

More photos on Flickr

Video to come.

Update: I added an opening paragraph to better explain the post title and added some photos to help illustrate the point

P.S. The video is delayed due to technical difficulties.

Update to my P.S. From the looks of thing I’ll be able to finish it before a leave but not have time to wait for it to upload and embed it here, so if you want to see it before I comeback visit my YouTube page.

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