Iraq War Protesters To Harass Washington D.C., Forever
Tomorrow marks the fifth anniversary of our glorious Iraq War, and naturally there are those liberals who still want to stop Freedom while it's on the March. A whole slate of protests are planned for D.C. tomorrow, and they each have adorable little protest themes, like "Funk the War" and "March of the Dead." Some protesters will be violent, some will be invading your offices, some will just be. Taken as a whole, however, the planned riots should disrupt traffic just enough to convince the oily Fat Cats to end all Iraq wars immediately. After the jump, a memo with many or all of the planned protests.
- "Critical Mass": Cyclists will meet at 8:30 a.m. at Dupont Circle (P Street and 19th Street, NW). They will travel through downtown possibly riding south on Connecticut Avenue, NW to the White House. It has been their intent in the past to intentionally disrupt traffic.
- "Granny Peace Brigade Knit-in": A sit-in is planned for noon outside the Veterans Affairs office at 810 Vermont Avenue, NW. Violence is not likely and there should be minimal disruptions to routine activities.
- "Blockade the IRS": Participants will meet at 7:30 a.m. at McPherson Square Park and march south-southeast to the IRS headquarters at 1111 Constitution Ave. between 10th and 12th streets, NW. They will gather outside the main entrance at 8:00 a.m.
- "Disrupt the War Profiteers": Student groups and activists will converge upon the streets throughout the day to rally outside offices of large corporations such as ExxonMobil, Shell, Halliburton, Lockheed Martin, Bechtel and the IMF/World Bank. Violent actions are not expected but participants may attempt to enter buildings and disrupt routine activities.
- "Separate Oil and State": Participants will meet outside the American Petroleum Institute at 1220 L Street, NW at 13th Street. Starting time for this event is not yet available.
- "Veterans March for Peace": The march will begin at 9 a.m. at 7th Street, NW on the National Mall between Madison and Jefferson streets. Marchers will pass a variety of locations.
- "Funk the War": Similar to Disrupt the War Profiteers, student groups will converge on the K Street corridor. Participants will meet at Franklin Square Park (14th and K Streets, NW) at noon and travel down K Street.
- "March of the Dead": Dozens of activists will roam the city dressed in black representing those killed in the Iraq war. Minimal disruptions are likely.
- "The World Can't Wait": Anti-torture rally at 1:00 p.m. at Lafayette Square Park on H Street, NW at the White House.
- "March on DNC": Participants will gather at 5:00 p.m. at the Reflecting Pool on the National Mall and march to the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee at 430 S. Capitol Street, SE.
- In addition to the events listed above, other unannounced demonstrations are possible.
Given the current situation between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, "March on the DNC" sounds like the best idea ever. Ha ha, we're kidding -- obviously nothing can top this "Granny Peace Brigade Knit-in."
Wonkette plans to check out some of this tomorrow, in stealth, so as not to be killed -- some unruly factions will be after us. Be sure to check out our reporting from the front lines. It may not be the front lines of Iraq, but we each serve America in different ways.
Antiwar Protests Mark Iraq War Anniversary in D.C. [Washington Post]