April 20, 2014
RENO (AP) - Anti-war protesters marched today in Reno to take
part in a nationwide demonstration marking the fourth anniversary
of the U-S--led war in Iraq.
Chanting "Impeach Bush" and "U-S-A-Out of Iraq," about 150
activists gathered for peaceful rallies at both the start and end
of the one-mile walk from Pickett Park to the federal building in
While they received a mostly positive response from passing
motorists, some protesters say they were disappointed by the
turnout. A similar anniversary protest drew about 400 people a year
ago in Reno.
Today's event, sponsored by a group called Act Now to Stop War
and End Racism, drew no counter-demonstrators. Last year, about 20
to 25 Bush administration supporters exchanged chants and taunts
with peace activists at the anniversary protest in Reno.
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