Story URL: http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/washington/news.aspx?id=84531
Story Retrieval Date: 5/20/2013 12:11:54 AM CST
WASHINGTON -- Wednesday, March 19 marked the 5-year anniversary of the war in Iraq. Thousands of Americans gathered around the nation to say that's five years too many. In Washington, D.C., hundreds protested in small groups throughout the city. Just after noon, three of them descended on the White House waving banners, singing chants or expressing their discontent with the United States government in silence.
Veterans for Peace marched from the National Mall to the White House, calling on President Bush to give himself up in a citizens' arrest for war crimes. The Activist Response Team (A.R.T.) donned nondescript white masks and somber black clothes symbolizing the dead, both American troops and Iraqi civilians, in a "March of the Dead." Another group, World Can't Wait, protested government-sponsored torture with a street theater's performance of a waterboarding.
Reporter Sirena Rubinoff caught it all on tape, but the sights and sounds of the protestors tell their own story.