Invasion of Iraq: Two Years Later

By: 23 Weekend News
By: 23 Weekend News

Two years ago, President Bush ordered the start of war against Iraq. The U.S.-led invasion of Iraq is being marked by memorial ceremonies and protests in our area and throughout the country.

Anti-war protesters lined the streets of New York City to mark an anniversary called "shock and awe.” More than two dozen people marked the anniversary by lying down on Broadway and blocking all traffic.

Others against the war took to the streets in various countries across Europe including England, Italy and Greece. Police estimate 45,000 people marched past the U.S. Embassy in London.

Chicago police arrested at least two people taking part in Saturday’s protest of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. Police spokesman Pat Camden says two people were arrested after police notified they did not have a permit to assemble at the corner of Oak Street and Michigan Avenue.

The city had denied a permit for protesters who wanted to meet at the corner and the police had said that they would arrest any protester attempting to march on Michigan Avenue.

Police were out in force to try to prevent a repeat of the scene two years ago when thousands of protesters caused a huge traffic jam when they walked on Lake Shore Drive during rush hour.


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