At least 60 people carrying signs and peace flags marched against the Iraq War, here in Wichita Kansas. Sings as simple as “No War” to “The War will end when the occupation ends” were held. Others said “Support the troops, bring them home” and Peace is “Patriotic.” Most were members of the Peace and Social Justice Center of South Central Kansas.Since May, the A.N.S.W.E.R. (Act Now to Stop War & End Racism) Coalition has been actively promoting an united antiwar demonstration on September 24, in Washington DC. Many all the major groups have been working together on this effort.A.N.S.W.E.R has also encouraged people in other cities to hold their own marches, so the Peace and Social Justice Center A.N.S.W.E.R.ed the call, here in Wichita. Marchers went from 13th to the Peace and Social Justice Center’s house on 13th and Topeka Street.
According to USATODAY, 9/24/2005:
“They were young people with green hair, nuns whose anti-war activism dates to Vietnam, parents mourning their children in uniform lost in Iraq, and uncountable families motivated for the first time to protest. President Bush himself was out of town, monitoring hurricane recovery efforts from Colorado and Texas. The protesters shouted for his impeachment.”