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Posted: 9/2/2004 6:11:22 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/2/2004 6:11:50 AM EST by Hokie]

"We call on New Yorkers and others to join us to say that we don't want the grief of Sept. 11 to be used as a cry for war," said Leslie Cagan, national coordinator of the group, which organized a march on Sunday that drew hundreds of thousands of people to protest Bush administration policies. "


UNBELIEVABLE!!! If there was EVER a cry for war, that was IT!

Reuters Article

By Grant McCool
NEW YORK (Reuters) - About 200 activists swarmed into New York's Grand Central Station on Thursday, hung banners and chanted "Fight AIDS, not war" on the day President Bush accepts the Republican nomination at his party's convention.

Police officers arrested about a dozen people who sat down around the information booth in the train station's main concourse and refused to move at the height of the morning rush hour, witnesses said. Police did not have an exact number of arrests.

"This administration has abrogated its responsibility to the American public and people infected with HIV and AIDS," said Errol Chimloi of Housing Works, a group that advocates for poor people with HIV and AIDS. He said government money "has been spent on the Iraq war instead of in our communities."

Protesters from the AIDS activist group ACT UP released two banners and colorful balloons in the high-ceilinged concourse as thousands of commuters were arriving in the city for the work day. The banners said "America has AIDS" and "Cure AIDS." Then 200 protesters strode into the building chanting "Fight AIDS, not war" and other slogans.

Police said more than 1,760 people have been arrested in a week of convention-related protests, a record for a U.S. political convention.

The four-day gathering ends on Thursday night when Bush accepts the nomination to run against Democratic candidate Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts in the November election.

Thursday's protest by AIDS activists was the first of a series planned for the day. They include an anti-war protest near the Madison Square Garden convention arena and a candlelight vigil during the president's acceptance speech.

The vigil was called by United for Peace and Justice, which accused the Bush administration of exploiting the tragedy of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks at the convention. Almost 2,800 people were killed in New York when planes hijacked by Islamic militants destroyed the World Trade Center.

"We call on New Yorkers and others to join us to say that we don't want the grief of Sept. 11 to be used as a cry for war," said Leslie Cagan, national coordinator of the group, which organized a march on Sunday that drew hundreds of thousands of people to protest Bush administration policies.

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Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:14:23 AM EST
Way to go protestors! Piss off commuters, ya freakin morons!

what a bunch of maroons.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:15:45 AM EST
You know what I would say, if I were pres. Bush?

1 week before the convention, "For every protester in New York City, I will capture and kill one Palestinian. Please, think of the Palestinians."
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:16:08 AM EST
The more they Rant, the better BUSH LOOKS!
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:18:02 AM EST

Originally Posted By Hokie:

"We call on New Yorkers and others to join us to say that we don't want the grief of Sept. 11 to be used as a cry for war," said Leslie Cagan, national coordinator of the group, which organized a march on Sunday that drew hundreds of thousands of people to protest Bush administration policies. "


UNBELIEVABLE!!! If there was EVER a cry for war, that was IT!

Reuters Article





Couldn't have said it better.

- BG
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 6:23:25 AM EST
it never ceases to amaze that all they ever whine about it someone not giving them money anymore. so they can spread thier legs and stick thier dicks in everything they can.... and let us foot the bill for the consequences.
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