Anti-surge protest – St. Louis, Missouri

January 27, 2007 | By | Reply More

If you couldn’t make it to Washington, DC, many local communities sponsored their own anti-war protests today.   The one I attended was sponsored by the St. Louis Instead of War Coalition.   The sponsors assembled the several hundred participants into groups to be photographed, those photos to be delivered to new Missouri Claire McCaskill.

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The man (below), referring to his sign, stated: “This is what it’s all about, right?”

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The woman on the left (below) proudly told me that she created her sign before the Iraq war even began.


The crowd included veterans of earlier wars, including this WWII veteran sitting on my right (that’s my daughter Charlotte on my lap)

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The sponsors selected the following quote for its invitation to the rally: 

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.


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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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