Pre-emptive antiwar rally
The week's news at a glance.
Some 100,000 people marched peacefully on the White House last week to protest a potential invasion of Iraq. It was the largest antiwar demonstration here since Vietnam, said police. It absolutely shows that when George Bush says America speaks with one voice, and its his voice, hes wrong, said an organizer. Simultaneous protests took place in cities around the world. In San Francisco, 42,000 people demonstrated. Tens of thousands more gathered in Rome, London, Tokyo, and elsewhere. One D.C. protester said the rally was better than those of the 60s. Here Im not being spit on, people arent throwing tomatoes at me, and Joan Baez isnt singing, said Dot Magargal, 77.