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Monday, January 20, 2003
On the peace marches
Does anyone feel like the peace marches Saturday were a bit anemic? (Not that it's easy to tally marchers; reports of the march in Washington vary from 30,000 to half a million. Hmmm.) But even if we estimate a crowd of 100,000 to 200,000, does that seem to indicate strong anti-war support? The West Coast seemed a bit more subversive. The San Francisco rally drew over 100,000, and a rally in my hometown (Portland) managed 20-25k. But how about the heartland? Des Moines (125), Indianapolis (600), Lansing ("several hundred"). There are more people in the average Gap than that.