Counter-culture Journals (文革)

Counter-culture Journals (文革)

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Large number of Wichitans turn out for the Cindy Sheehan vigil

Here in Wichita, Kansas, at least 90 people showed up to support the candle-light vigil, at the Peace and Social Justice Center of South Central Kansas, for Cindy Sheehan, the Gold Star mother staying at Camp Casey, Crawford, Texas, demanding to see the president.
People lined the streets, some with candles, some with posters, others with flags. One mother brought a picture of her son who was sent to Iraq yesterday.
Some of the posters said “Let the Iraqis patrol Iraq.” Others just said to get out.
There was a unity to the purpose of the crowd, not only in support of Cindy Sheehan, but that the war had to come to an end and the US had to leave.One woman talked of being at the site at Crawford and some people, present, talked of making a trip there to support her.
Peace and Social Justice Center was responding to a nation-wide vigil, August 17, 2005, at 7:30 pm, all across this country.

A speech by Cindy Sheehan can be found at AlterNet.
Or at this video

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