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Anti War Protests Take Place In Hollywood
By Kendra J. Richardson
Mar 25, 2007 - 2:55:00 PM

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All over the nation, but particularly closer to home, several people participated in anti war protests on the one year anniversary of the war in Iraq.

In his most recent speech, President Bush begged the American people for patience with the war and the current status of the war torn Iraq. Although a great deal of people were protesting the war, there were incidences where anti war demonstrators were met with opposition by war supporters, however, noticeably the protestors far outweighed the supporters.

To some, these protests seem to be the only thing they are able to do to make their concerns and worries about the war known. People are making it clear that they are upset with the lack of the democratic representatives responses to the war.

On record, at present, there have been over thirty two hundred troops killed in Iraq. Many feel that no real progress has been made. The situation, in most minds, is that the deaths are far too many and that a resolution is nowhere in sight. With the rallies and people coming together, others feel that optimism is an emotion well afforded; that some progress has been made.

The Hollywood protest began at Hollywood and Vine and concluded at Hollywood and Highland Avenue where several rallies, in opposition began. Los Angeles residents and celebrities, alike, took to the streets to make their dismay and angst known. The event was organized by the Los Angeles branch of Act Now to Stop War and End Racism.

Last Tuesday, March 13, 2007 marked the four year anniversary of the war in Iraq.



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