Sunday, March 19, 2006

That and 49,200 more will fill the Meadowlands

Associated Press Writer Nathaniel Hernandez tries hard but gets no cigar.
War Opponents Protest From Boston to Tokyo

CHICAGO - The third anniversary of the U.S.-led war in Iraq drew tens of thousands of protesters in at least two dozen cities around the globe with many chanting "Stop the War" and calling for the withdrawal of troops...
By my count, in reading the rest of the Hernandez’ article, a total of 26,800 people protested in Chicago, London, New York, Seoul, and Tokyo (the cities on which he reported). The combined population of those five cities is 37 million people. The protesters were 7/100ths of 1 percent of the population; perhaps Fringe Elements Protest would have been a more astute headline.

In France, however, 500,000 people in 160 cities protested because the government had the audacity to allow employers to demand actual work for pay.


Blogger jazzycat said...

Very good points...
Ward Churchill must be proud.

3/19/2006 3:33 PM  

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