Peace protesters arrested at Capitol, 2002

Police arrested about a dozen peace protesters after some blocked a road leading to the U. S. Capitol Building during a demonstration in October, 2002.

About 200 people had gathered for the rally as US lawmakers were about to vote on the invasion of Iraq, which followed about six months later.

I was already in Washington at the time to cover the DC Sniper attacks, which were commanding most of the national headlines that month.

Not in our name, 2003

About 100 young protesters from “Not in Our Name” and other organizations held a “die-in for peaceā€ outside Philadelphia City Hall and later blocked rush-hour traffic on March 17th, 2003, while demonstrating against the possibility of war with Iraq. The United States launched the invasion three days later.

Data: Date: 3/17/03, Time: 5:01:17 PM, Shutter: 1/320, f: 4.0, ISO: 400, Lens: Zoomed to 155mm, Philadelphia, PA, US

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