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Anti-War Protesters Gather in Pueblo

By: McKenzie Martin Email
By: McKenzie Martin Email

Saturday’s rally in Washington DC prompted anti-war demonstrations all across the nation. Hundreds gathered at the capitol in Denver and in southern Colorado protesters came together in pueblo.

The signs say it all, no war and out of Iraq.

"We want to bring our troops home," said World War II Veteran Chuck Butler.

Butler knows all too well what’s its like to fight in a war and he can't bear the thought of sending 20-thousand more troops into harms way.

"We're going down the wrong path, we've got to make a change," Butler said.

And sending more troops to Iraq is also something that hits very close to home for rally organizer Chris Maes.

“My bother is in the military and I don't want President Bush and his foolishness to be sending him off to his death," Maes said.

And that’s why he brought together this small group of southern Colorado residents, who braved the cold in Pueblo in order to be a part of something bigger.

"It's a grassroots here in Pueblo but it’s a nationwide effort to bring our troops home," said protester Peg Day.

Protesters at the rally all signed a petition opposing the President's plan to escalate troop levels in Iraq. They plan to deliver that petition to local legislators.


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