A total of 120 people came throughout the day/evening. The rallies were spirited but yet somber
because people felt the weight and tension of the present situation. The urge to fight on was prevalent throughout
the crowd. Many people kept asking us
what are we going to do next? That type of questioning and stepping forward was not as evident
at our last rally.
We had a little fun with two of our marchers dressed up in Bush
costumes. We picked on them, the passersby had fun with them and finally one of
our members read a speech listing dubya’s major “accomplishments.” We
did our “put your two cents in” speech session were speakers were
invited to drop more than just two cents in a bucket as a contribution to world
The attendees and speakers were a good cross section of
people. Forty percent of the crowd was composed of high school and college
students and other young people just coming into the work world. The other half consisted of educators,
retirees, anti-war activists and a few small business people and lawyers. Since
it was a long day of protest people kept coming and leaving but a core of about
thirty people stayed with us throughout the day.
We did not get any major media coverage this time although at
least one t.v. station had told us they
would come. A few photographers showed up, two from a local college and one from
the Air Force.
Quite a few people were willing to be contacted and had
heard about Oct.5th via the worldcantwait.org website or through the USA Today
ad or the internet in general. Special thanks should also be given to Ray McGovern
for promoting world can’t wait during his three day visit to the area. He made
it easier to reach people.