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If Nobody Sees a Protest, Did It Happen?

By vouchey in News on Mar 21, 2005 12:45PM

3-19-05_protest_tribune.jpgOn Saturday about one thousand dedicated people marched from Oak and Michigan streets to Federal Plaza to protest the second anniversary of the American invasion of Iraq. Chicagoist didn't attend the march, but from what we can tell from media reports, it was about half the size of last year's march on the same date, and significantly smaller than the march held when the Iraq invasion began two years ago.

Although protest organizers had threatened to march down North Michigan Avenue, after police arrested organizers Rev. Dan Dale and Brad Lyttle, the crowd moved to nearly deserted Dearborn street and marched unencumbered. Organizers had filed suit in federal court to walk down Michigan Avenue, but a judge upheld the city's power to determine what street protesters could use.

Chicago's protests were one of a series of protests around the world to mark the anniversary of the Iraq invasion. Protests continued on Sunday, although they were somewhat smaller.