Thursday, March 20, 2003

Upchucking for peace in San Fran
Okay, this is just a bit much: ["San Francisco protesters stage a 'vomit in'"].

In a unique form of opposition, some protesters at the Federal Building staged a "vomit in,'' by heaving on the sidewalks and plaza areas in the back and front of the building to show that the war in Iraq made them sick, according to a spokesman.
And in Keene, N.H.:
"... Several of us in Keene (after checking with police first) started drawing chalk body outlines on the sidewalk downtown with accompanying messages like; How many will die? There are now fifty+/- dead bodies lining the sidewalks in downtown Keene. Many of the business owners were not happy that we would display our displeasure at the situation publicly in this manner. One threatened to call the cops. Go right ahead was the answer he received. Another asked us to stop as it was ugly. So is war!!! was what they heard. One city planner tried to use his position to intimidate one girl into stopping. She told him not to go away mad, but do go away. He was not impressed. Oh well !! Unfortunately, the rain will wash the chalk away much easier than the blood. We will gather for a vigil on the square at five. God bless America, We need it now more than ever," - Mark from Hemporium, posted on the N.H. Green Party email list.