Wednesday, March 24, 2004


I wound up making my way up to NYC for the antiwar protest on Saturday. It was a great day -- gorgeous weather, people out in droves, and cops as tempered as I've ever seen at a protest.

There were much fewer people than at last year's protest, although the overall environment was much more relaxed. Gone were the cattle pens, thankfully. A circular march down Madison Ave. and up 6th Ave. was even allowed, too. Estimates of the crowd ranged from around 30,000 (city) to 100,000 (march organizers); take the average and you probably have an accurate figure.

Here's a roundup and corresponding pictures from other protests from around the world.