Anti-War Protests Across the World!
March 25, 2007
From March 17 to 20, millions of people organized anti-war demonstrations across the world on the 4th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
More than 3,000 mass actions took place in the U.S. - in every state and virtually every major city. Nearly 100,000 people marched in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco. Other big actions were held in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Diego, Portland, Seattle, Denver, New York City, Boston, Pittsburgh and other cities.
Even smaller cities and towns joined the days of actions. Across the state of Maine protests were organized in over 100 towns; for example, in South Paris over 60 people held an anti-war rally in 12 inches of snow, sleet and freezing rain. In Delaware County, Pa. activists organized a twenty-mile peace march. More than 200 people protested in front of the U.S. custom's house in South Pleasant, South Carolina. These actions reflect the nationwide breadth of the anti-war struggle.
People from all walks of life - including workers, youth, soldiers and veterans, seniors, community activists, religious organizations, etc. - all rallied around the demand: "U.S., Out of Iraq, Now!" Other prominent slogans included: "Hands Off, Iran!," "U.S. Out of Afghanistan!" and "Stop U.S. Aid to Israel!" In fact, the people are demanding nothing less than an end to U.S. aggression everywhere.
Internationally, protests were held on every continent and in dozens of countries, including Hungary, Spain, Australia, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, South Korea, Chile, Nicaragua, Sweden, Canada, etc. In an enormous demonstration, over 400,000 people marched in Madrid, Spain.
These massive, worldwide actions again show that all of humanity is rising in opposition to U.S. imperialism and its war program, rising to fight for a world of peace and friendship.