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National Briefing / Washington, D.c.

Protests mark Iraq anniversary

March 22, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Protesters marched across the Memorial Bridge into Virginia, by the Pentagon and to the offices of defense contractors to mark the sixth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. Other groups marched in cities across the country.

Organizers from the ANSWER Coalition said more than 1,000 groups sponsored the protest to call for an end to the Iraq war.

Demonstrators in Washington carried cardboard coffins and signs saying "We need jobs and schools, not war" and "Stop the war!"

They were met by a small group of counter-protesters as they crossed the bridge. War supporters held a large banner that read, "Go to hell traitors, you dishonor our dead on hallowed ground."

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