Wednesday, March 19, 2008
A somber vigil
On the fifth anniversary of the Iraq war, protesters snaked through downtown San Francisco, rallied in Civic Center, and were arrested in some quantity while nonviolently blocking doors and intersections. Here's a pretty good SF Chronicle story, with lots of pictures.
A different, older perhaps, but no less determined, crowd of several hundred enacted their remembrance on the steps of Grace Cathedral at an evening interfaith vigil.
Hundreds of pairs of shoes served as reminders of the thousands killed in Iraq.
Bishop Marc Andrus set the tone backed by religious leaders from several faiths.
While the assembled mourners prayed and chanted, leaders read the names of some of the dead.
How many deaths will it take till we know that too many people have died?