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Event Wed Dec 02 2009

Scenes from Wednesday's War Protest

Nearly 24 hours after President Obama announced that 30,000 more U.S. troops will be deployed to Afghanistan (and hopefully brought home in 18 months), Chicago protesters took to the streets to rally against this decision. These pictures (albeit blurry) were taken just as the protesters marched north on North Michigan Avenue, chanting loudly and holding signs about supporting education, health care and treatment for veterans--anything but war, even if there's a timetable for withdrawal this time. Among the things overheard as the protesters marched on:

"What do we want? Troops out! When do we want it? Now!"

"Bush and Obama--just the same."

"Your president lied to you!"

"Stay to your right!" (From a police officer telling non-rallying pedestrians to move to the side).





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James / December 2, 2009 10:41 PM

it looks like only ABC news carried coverage of the protest. There's no sign on NBC, CBS or FOX. The next time that you read about journalists needed help from us because 'democracy depends on journalism' remember how they ignore us.

Samantha / December 3, 2009 9:36 AM

Where can I find more pictures of this protest? I was in it and a lot of people took pictures of me but I can find them anywhere?

Aaron / December 4, 2009 9:42 AM

Chicagoist has a piece:

I also have a flickr album. Just search aaron cynic.

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