21 March 2003
Public anger over the U.S.-led war with Iraq is bringing people out into the streets in Washington and throughout the United States.
At midday Thursday, a small group of people braved chilly rain to gather on the edge of the park in front of the White House to show their opposition to the war.
Several of the protesters were high school students who had walked out of class. Others came from their jobs.
Protester Judy Bellin, who remembers the Vietnam War, said she and several of her office mates left work to take part in the demonstration. "I think it's important that the world know that not all Americans agree with Mr. Bush. So, that's why we're out here protesting," she said.
Around the country, hundreds of Americans were expected to take part in anti-war activities.
"We're going to, at 3:00 PM today, meet in a park in downtown Tucson, [Arizona] and have a funeral procession over to near the federal building and have a die-in."
"We have two rallies today in Boulder, [Colorado]."
"We are sponsoring a peaceful protest demonstration in front of the Broadhead Naval Armory in the city of Detroit, [Michigan]."