WASHINGTON — Thousands of people were protesting in the
US capital on Saturday, on the seventh anniversary of the invasion of Iraq,
carrying signs reading "Indict Bush Now" and flag-draped cardboard
Protesters gathered at Lafayette Park across from the
White House and planned to march through downtown. Stops on the route
include military contractor Halliburton, the Mortgage Bankers
Association and The Washington Post offices.
organized by military veterans and activists Ralph Nader and Cindy
Sheehan, was expected to draw smaller crowds than the tens of thousands
who marched in 2006 and 2007. But organizers say momentum is building
as peace protesters have become disenchanted with US President Obama's
decision to send more troops into Afghanistan.