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250 rallied at the William Pitt Union today to protest the threat of war with Iraq. An unpermitted march followed.
250 rallied at the Wiliam Pitt Union today to protest the threat of war with Iraq. An unpermitted march followed that winded through Oakland, leaving cops confused and ultimately ending with a confrontation in front of St Paul's Cathedral at Fifth and Craig. The police eventually dispersed, and most of the protest did as well. Some protestors continued on to the stadium where a University of Pittsburgh basketball games was in progress. No arrests havebeen reported.
Area residents are increasingly considering the necessity of non-violent civil disobedience as a counter to the war machine.
The rally attracted big numbers despite the cold weather. Molly Rush, one of the original Plowshares 8 who was among the speakers today, said that the protests were in a "race against time" as Bush was looking at avoiding hot desert weather in Iraq and protestors in Pittsburgh at least were looking forward to Spring and more comfortable temperatures.
These peace signs really brightened up the rally.
This was just one of the signs memorializing Mr. Rogers. Another sign asked "What would Mr. Rogers Do?"
This was a common theme as city council considers a resolution against the War on Iraq. Petitions circulated the audience for support of the anti-war resolution. It will be presented this Tuesday at the City-County building. A rally is planned for 9:30 AM.
This was one of the more cynical messages seen.
A mild look of confusion seemed to appear on these faces as the march took off down Fifth Ave.
Some buses were held up for a few minutes as the march headed to the Pitt basketball game. The signs saying "I need a ticket" were briefly outnumbered by signs in opposition to the war.
This woman decided to seek an alternate route.
The police seemed a litte overeager to use these things.
Much of the march dispersed at the Cathedral, but about 100 continued on to the Software Engineering Institute and took refuge at the steps of St. Paul's Cathedral. Confrontation seemed imminent.
Molly Rush speaks with police officers. Eventually the cops decided not to make any arrests and dispersed.
These donuts were reserved for the police, but unfortunately they left too soon. Oh well.
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