Protest escalation of Iraq War, Wednesday, April 7, 6 PM Lafayette Park, Washington, DC

 

Arrest Bush for War Crimes
Arrest Bush for War Crimes

WHAT: Protest the U.S.'s occupation and war in Iraq, specifically its
escalation in recent days in Fallujah and in Shiite parts of the country,
which has so far left more than 100 Iraqis and approximately 2 dozen
Coalition soldiers dead.

WHEN: 6 PM, Wednesday, April 7

WHERE: H and 16th Streets NW (at Lafayette Park) Washington, DC

WHAT: Protest the U.S.'s occupation and war in Iraq, specifically its
escalation in recent days in Fallujah and in Shiite parts of the country,
which has so far left more than 100 Iraqis and approximately 2 dozen
Coalition soldiers dead.

WHEN: 6 PM, Wednesday, April 7

WHERE: H and 16th Streets NW (at Lafayette Park)

This flash protest has been endorsed by the DC Anti-War Network (DAWN) in
coordination with Code Pink. Contact Jim Macdonald at
 jsmacdonald@hotmail.com

The United States had no business beginning the war in Iraq, had no business
occupying the country, and has no business continuing the cycle of death and
destruction today. We continue to be saddened and sickened by the needless
loss of life in Iraq. More than 10,000 Iraqis have died; more than 620 U.S.
soldiers have died as well. Countless more have been wounded, including
more than 3,500 American soldiers. A UPI reporter recently estimated almost
12,000 U.S. casualties (wounded, dead, sick).

Instead of seeing how disastrous this war has been, Bush has ratcheted up
the violence to new levels. In the past few days, under what's being called
Operation Vigilant Resolve, the city of Fallujah has been turned into a
killing field. Simultaneously, Coalition forces have managed to upset a
significant number of armed Shiites. The longer that the United States
occupies Iraq, the more needless death there is, and the less the chance
that Iraqis will peacefully rule themselves.

We call on people to express their outrage and sorrow out in the streets in
front of the White House on Wednesday, to support an immediate end to the
war in Iraq, a withdrawal of U.S. troops, and for everyone who can to put
pressure on the Administration to change its course. The killing must stop,
and we must be out in the streets to remind the public and its officials
that we find this violence unacceptable.

Please join us for a non-permit, impromptu protest.

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