In New York today — to mark the second anniversary of the Iraq invasion — simultaneous protests organized by the War Resisters League were held in Times Square, Brooklyn and the Bronx outside military recruiting stations. 24 people were arrested in Times Square after demonstrators staged a die-in. Another eight were arrested in Brooklyn outside recruiting stations on Flatbush Avenue.
“We march to military recruiting stations throughout the city today to demand an end to the wasting of young lives in war,” said Ruth Benn, who was arrested in Brooklyn. “We counsel young people to consider alternative paths to jobs and education.”
Read NYC Indymedia report on the Brooklyn protests.
According to United For Peace and Justice, anti-war protests are taking place in 765 towns and cities this weekend — more than twice as many as on the first anniverary of the war.
Indymedia is compiling news reports from around the country on today’s protests.