Rallies across Westchester, Hudson Valley call for troops to get out of Iraq

Anti-war protests sprang up throughout Westchester and the Hudson Valley Saturday as the third anniversary of the war in Iraq approached. Protesters rallied outside Congresswoman Sue Kelly's (R-Katonah)

News 12 Staff

Mar 18, 2006, 11:07 PM

Updated 6,641 days ago

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Rallies across Westchester, Hudson Valley call for troops to get out of Iraq
Anti-war protests sprang up throughout Westchester and the Hudson Valley Saturday as the third anniversary of the war in Iraq approached.
Protesters rallied outside Congresswoman Sue Kelly's (R-Katonah) office in Yorktown with a fake coffin to symbolize the number of American service people who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan. In downtown White Plains, some of the names of U.S. soldiers who died were read aloud in front of Congresswoman Nita Lowey's (D-Harrison) office on Mamaroneck Avenue. Many in attendance say their goal is to bring the anti-war message to representatives in Congress.
More than 100 people came to Tibbetts Park in White Plains to voice their opposition to the war. As the protests took to the streets, there was an Iraqi woman and activist who called the war a disaster. Her wish was the same as all the other protesters throughout the county, to end the occupation of Iraq and bring the U.S. troops back home.


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