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Day of Activism

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While the speeches were going on, people were filming and photographing all over the place.  While the speeches were going on, people were filming and photographing all over the place.

While the speeches were going on, people were filming and photographing all over the place.


On the roof of the Women's Memorial, people took the opportunity to get some aerial shots of the group.

On the roof of the Women’s Memorial, people took the opportunity to get some aerial shots of the group.


This certainly was not a small crowd!  This certainly was not a small crowd!

This certainly was not a small crowd!


The Women's Memorial provided a great backdrop for the event, seen here from the far end of the roof.

The Women’s Memorial provided a great backdrop for the event, seen here from the far end of the roof.


The coffins line the perimeter of the reflecting pool, providing a powerful reminder of the amount of US soldiers who have died in Iraq.

The coffins line the perimeter of the reflecting pool, providing a powerful reminder of the amount of US soldiers who have died in Iraq.

The coffins line the perimeter of the reflecting pool, providing a powerful reminder of the amount of US soldiers who have died in Iraq.


Beyond the group assembled at the Women's Memorial, the road into Washington DC looms ahead, which the procession took on its way to the White House.

Beyond the group assembled at the Women’s Memorial, the road into Washington DC looms ahead, which the procession took on its way to the White House.


And now we march!  The three flag-draped coffins lead the march, followed by the remainder of the coffins.

And now we march!  The three flag-draped coffins lead the march, followed by the remainder of the coffins.

And now we march!  The three flag-draped coffins lead the march, followed by the remainder of the coffins.

And now we march!  The three flag-draped coffins lead the march, followed by the remainder of the coffins.


One woman carried a black wreath.

One woman carried a black wreath.


Others carried large banners.  Others carried large banners.

Others carried large banners.

Others carried large banners.  Others carried large banners.


Marchers begin the walk to the White House along the sidewalk, headed into Washington.

Marchers begin the walk to the White House along the sidewalk, headed into Washington.

Marchers begin the walk to the White House along the sidewalk, headed into Washington.


Meanwhile, Park Police on horses keep watch.

Meanwhile, Park Police on horses keep watch.


Up the road from the Women's Memorial, and across the street from where the main group was marching, counter-protesters from the DC Chapter of Free Republic (Freepers, as they call themselves), a right-wing activist organization.

Up the road from the Women’s Memorial, and across the street from where the main group was marching, counter-protesters from the DC Chapter of Free Republic (Freepers, as they call themselves), a right-wing activist organization.

As a quick introduction for those not familiar, counter-protesters are generally those with an opposing viewpoint from the main protest group.  Their message is usually directed at members of the main protest group.  In this case, these counter-protesters were very pro-Bush administration and pro-war, in direct contrast to the main group.


Using various sound equipment, the counter-protesters chanted, "Protect the kids from car bombs, like you did for Saddam!  Where are the human shields?"  Using various sound equipment, the counter-protesters chanted, "Protect the kids from car bombs, like you did for Saddam!  Where are the human shields?"

Using various sound equipment, the counter-protesters chanted, “Protect the kids from car bombs, like you did for Saddam!  Where are the human shields?”


One thing that was quite noticeable was the row of counter-protesters videotaping the main march, with handheld cameras and cameras on tripods.  The counter-protesters also taunted the main group, accusing them of being racists and such.

One thing that was quite noticeable was the row of counter-protesters videotaping the main march, with handheld cameras and cameras on tripods.  The counter-protesters also taunted the main group, accusing them of being racists and such.


The counter-protest group came off as being small but dedicated.  The message on the orange sign, saying, "Only a TRAITOR desecrates the resting place of HEROES," managed to raise a few eyebrows with the main protest group.  How is a peace march desecrating a cemetery?

The counter-protest group came off as being small but dedicated.  The message on the orange sign, saying, “Only a TRAITOR desecrates the resting place of HEROES,” managed to raise a few eyebrows with the main protest group.  How is a peace march desecrating a cemetery?


Another counter-protester holds up a poster showing Osama bin Laden, likening the members of the Code Pink "Women For Peace" group to those supporting the terrorists.

Another counter-protester holds up a poster showing Osama bin Laden, likening the members of the Code Pink “Women For Peace” group to those supporting the terrorists.


Following the encounter with the counter-protesters, I went back into the Arlington Cemetery Metro station.  I was headed to the World Bank to check on the protest vigil there.  I’d catch up with the anti-war group again later on in the day, at their closing rally.

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