Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Peace Vigil Attracts 250 to Downtown Grand Rapids

About 250 people came out Wednesday, August 17th for a Peace Vigil at the Veterans Memorial in downtown Grand Rapids. The Memorial is located on the busy intersection of Fulton and Division Ave. Continuous honking was heard from passing motorists, police and bus drivers as folks on the sidewalk were encouraging drivers to "honk for peace." The vigil, which began at 7:00pm, went past its scheduled one hour planned time, lasting until well after dark.

"Bush Sucks" was shouted numerous times.

Organizers are planning a weekly "peace presence" in the same location on Monday evenings, until the end of the Iraq War.

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