The day started at 10am with a media conference at the Franklin County Board of Elections. Speakers included: Military Familys Speak Out; Fair Trade; Mark S. and Victoria P. local activists; World Can’t Wait; Bob Fitrakis-Free Press Editor and Green Party Candidate for Governor. The only press there was one radio program reporter from WOSU radio, and one Indy reporter.
At noon the daylong protest in front of the Statehouse started and business women in business suits joined us on break and lunch hour and held signs. Around 3:30 another dozen or so people joined us who just got off work or school. We marched at 4pm on the sidwalks to the Federal Building where we chanted BUSH STEP DOWN.
At our peak we had at least 100 people.
Special props to Antioch College students who came early and stayed all
day, to the various students from Ohio State, Wilmington College, and
Thomas Worthington High School.