Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Former soldiers begin anti-Bush demonstration in Washington
Former soldiers begin anti-Bush demonstration in Washington Tue Sep 5, 3:06 PM ET
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Former soldiers and parents of Americans fighting in Iraq opened anti-war, anti-Bush "Camp Democracy" in the heart of Washington, a demonstration planned to last several weeks.
After spending early August near President George W. Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas, and the end of the month at his family retreat in Kennebunkport, Maine, the protesters set up camp in the US capital between the Congress building and the White House.
Started by anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, "Camp Democracy" will welcome pacifists, Democratic lawmakers, union leaders, environmentalists, feminists and those fighting for immigrants' rights.
Five tents will be open until at least September 21 for panels, protests and press conferences.
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Terry's Comment: Every day it's deja Vu for folks 50 and over. It seems like Americans like to pitch tents in Washington D.C. when they're trying to get a war stopped where Americans' deaths accomplish little and our troops are looked on more as occupiers than liberators.
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