Saturday, February 15, 2003

Guess My Estimate Was Conservative

Police say 10,000 in Philadelphia. So much for my crowd counting abilities.

PHILADELPHIA -- About 10,000 people were marching for peace in Philadelphia Saturday, joining more than 1 million people around the world protesting the threatened U.S. war with Iraq.

In Philadelphia, protesters include Quakers marched in silence, while a Korean group banged drums and students chanted peace slogans.

Penn student Lincoln Ellis, who's from Spokane, Wash., said it is important to show there are Americans who oppose the U.S. position.

Police estimated the crowd at 10,000, and reported no arrests.

The march, which wove through Center City for more than two hours, was ending at the Liberty Bell, with poetry and speakers on the agenda at a Quaker meeting house.