Protesters March Against U.S. War Program

September 23, 2006

On September 19, thousands of demonstrators marched in New York city during President Bush's address to the UN General Assembly.

Waving banners reading "end the war", "stop threatening Iran" and other anti-war slogans, the protesters marched from midtown Manhattan to the United Nations. At one point the march stretched from Sixth Avenue to Lexington Avenue, almost 3/4 of a mile.

"I want to send as loud a message as I can that we need to get out of Iraq..its unbearably immoral," said one protester.

Days before the scheduled march, police told organizers that any march near the UN would be prohibited. After a legal fight, however, the city gave in and permitted the protest, but demonstrators were forced to march on the sidewalk.