Thursday, March 24, 2005

Wage Peace. Part II

March 21, 2005
Waging peace
Antiwar rally draws support in Ames

By Eric Lund
Daily Staff Writer

Holding anti-war signs and banners, students and Ames community members lined Lincoln Way on Sunday to protest the war in Iraq.

The peace march, which drew nearly 250 participants, culminated in a rally that included musical performances and statements from members of various organizations opposed to the war in the parking lot of Lincoln Center, at the intersection of Lincoln Way and Grand Avenue.

The event was part of a nationwide series of protests last weekend that coincided with the second anniversary of the invasion of Iraq by the United States and its allies.

"Justice and peace require that the troops come home today," said Paul Nelson, a member of the Alliance for Global Justice and a speaker at the event.