The March is on in Washington, D.C. The anti-war movement march today, heralded by Cindy Sheehan, is massive to say the least…
Word from the ground, via phone conversations with Mario Romero, who is in the thick of it with members of PDA, is that there are 250,000 – 300,000 people there. William Rivers Pitt is liveblogging at Truthout.org.
Pitt earlier reported there “more than a hundred thousand people here.” I mentioned that to Mario, he caught up with William and they agreed Mario’s estimate was correct. Mario says “The crowd keeps growing and could very well reach a half million.” The MSM is reporting “tens of thousands.” The crowd is so huge they are barely moving.
Mario reports the crowd is so diverse, “there’s raging grannies, Veterans, Gold Star Mothers and families, infants…”
I’ll update when I get more…
Dave from Princeton (just phoned in): Marching up 15th Ave to Pennsylvania Ave to head to the White House. Ramsey Clark spoke earlier and blasted Bush. There was a truck on the side of road with a large blow up poster of Grover’s Bathtub, Dave reports.
UPDATE: William Rivers Pitt reports @ 2:23 PM est – “Holy Crap. CNN is estimating the crowd here to be more than six hundred thousand strong. If CNN says it, it must be true.”
UPDATE: Mario reports they just passed the White House. It’s impossible to hear speakers over the chanting and the helicopters.
UPDATE: Dave from Princeton reports in here.
In Los Angeles, the L.A. Times reports Thousands of Californians Protest Iraq War.
Hollywood Liberal has photos from the Los Angeles rally here.