Mama and I attended the anti-war march in downtown San Francsico and marched from Powell Street to the Civic Center. We were sick and didn’t think we had the strength to walk from Embarcadero so we did what we could. We were shocked to see so many people there. The most people we had ever seen downtown (on Market Street) was during Gay Pride last year, this was easily three times as many people. Our guess is that it was close to 250,000 people. It was amazing to see so many people coming together in support of peace–truly a once in a lifetime event.


  1. i like how the article is titled “huge, peaceful crowd protests stance on iraq” and then on the morning news today all you see is footage of violent protesters fighting the cops dressed in riot gear.

    #1 by shannon — February 17, 2003 @ 11:23 am

  2. Yeah, I find it interesting that a couple of hundred violent protestors make the news this morning and the other couple hundred thousand peaceful protestors don’t. That’s the media for you.

    #2 by Nugget — February 17, 2003 @ 12:49 pm

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