Rally for a Revolution

Tiffany Kelly

Los Angeles residents voiced their opinions about war, their choice for the 2008 presidency and social issues involving Iraq, Iran and several other countries at the anti-war march, rally and die-in on Saturday. Participants marched from Broadway Street at Olympic Boulevard to City Hall. Los Angeles was one of the many cities that held the event. San Francisco, Chicago and New York held marches as well. Participants ranged from toddlers to the elderly.

“I am here for peace,” said Silverlake resident Chandra Chavez, holding a “Worst President Ever” sign along with a sticker supporting Dennis Kucinich in the 2008 election.

Many participants compared the march to the marches in the 1970s. Some even held signs with popular slogans from the ’70s, including John Lennon’s “Give Peace a Chance.”

Though the march included many anti-Bush banners and signs, there were also people showing their support for the new candidates that’ll be voted on in the primary elections in February. Dennis Kucinich, Barack Obama and Ron Paul were the top three candidates displayed among the many marchers.

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