In Washington D.C. on Sunday thousands marched to Vice President Cheney’s mansion to protest the Bush Administration’s war plans. On Saturday up to 20,000 protested the corporate globalization policies of the World Bank and the IMF. The weekend protests would have been ever larger had the police not arrested 650 people on Friday during the initial hours of the weekend protests. According to D.C. police of the 650 demonstrators taken into custody, five were charged with destruction of property; the rest were charged with failing to obey a police officer or parading without a permit. Among those arrested were reporters from the Washington Post and UPI as well as the executive director of Greenpeace, John Passacantando, who said he was just riding his bicycle to work near the demonstration.
- Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Policy Studies.
- Damu Smith, Black Voices for Peace / WPFW.