National Protests Target Iraq War

'National day of action' coordinates protests in cities across America
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 28, 2007 11:31 AM CDT
A crowd protesting the Iraq War marched from the Civic Center to Dolores Park, pausing a few minutes to lie down on Market Street for a "die-in", symbolizing the war dead, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007 in San...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – On the fifth anniversary of Congress' vote to authorize invading Iraq, demonstrators thronged the streets in a dozen US cities yesterday, calling on Congress to cut off war funding and focus on domestic issues. The "national day of action" brought protesters out nationwide, including Boston, LA, New York and Chicago, where two Democratic reps pledged to withhold any further war funding without a date to withdraw.

The nationwide effort was sponsored by the United for Peace and Justice coalition, Reuters reports. "This isn't just a thing where a number of people come to DC," said an organizer. "This is across-the-country sentiment about ending the occupation, redirecting funds for needs in this country."