Last Saturday, anti-war protesters under the umbrella of the Answer Coalition gathered on the Mall in downtown Washington DC to oppose American involvement in Iraq and push for the impeachment of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. Fortunately for rest of us, military veterans and other loyal Americans were there under the umbrella of Gathering of Eagles.
I wasn’t able to attend this time, but our Flemish-American correspondent ProFlandria was there, and he took a lot of photographs and sent us a written account of what happened.
One of the things I noticed in these photos — as I did in person when I attended the GOE event last March — was that the Answer Coalition is obviously very well funded, with expensive signs, materials, and equipment much in evidence. The organizers spared no expense in their effort to fight global capitalism.
There’s a large photo spread below the jump alongside ProFlandria’s account. If the “link” icon is visible when you pass your mouse pointer over an image, that image may be clicked to show a larger version of the photo.
Gathering of Eagles, Part III
The event started with a rally on the National Mall, with a bright sky and a gentle breeze. It was a little slow starting up — it didn’t really kick off until about 09:30. Lucky for me though; I could stroll around, get my bearings, and pick up a T-shirt from the March 17 event which I also attended. The mood was boisterous; a group of American University students proved very popular with the crowd. Maybe academia isn’t quite as lost as it sometimes appears...
- - - - - - - - -