More than 150 protestors organized today outside of the White House including a few evacuees from Hurricane Katrina. There’s a movement underway to build an encampment of evacuees on the Washington Mall, starting on 9/11, I posted about that last night here. The cries of anger towards the Bush administration are growing louder by the day. With in a couple of weeks thousands of people will mobilize on Washington, DC in a mass protest against the Iraq war (Sept 24 – 26). The LCV is organizing a rally on Sept 20th, Arctic Refuge Action Day.
“I want to know what the government is gonna do now … I’m very angry,” said Michelle Augillard, a student who fled her native New Orleans before Katrina hit.
With the US flag flying at half mast over the White House out of respect for the hurricane victims, the protestors chanted “Impeach Bush” and held up blue and yellow banners reading: “Shame” and “Help the Hurricane Victims.”
The demonstration was organised by the liberal activist group, MoveOn.org.
Bush and his administration have come under intense criticism over the past week for what was seen as the sluggish federal response to Katrina, which is feared to have left thousands dead across the US Gulf coast.
“There was no response from the federal government,” said Iona Renfroe, who was evacuated from New Orleans on Wednesday.
Things are definitely heating up in Washington, perhaps it’s time for Bush to resign and hightail it back to the ranch in Crawford or other places unknown.
DCP has a great post on this here.