Monday, approximately twenty-five people braved the bitter cold
to stand on a corner in downtown Boone to express their
opposition to the threat of a U.S. invasion of Iraq. Last
week, the protest, slated to become a weekly event, hosted
nearly fifty protesters, some of whom pulled their cars
off the road to join those on the sidewalks.
weeks protesters, swaddled in scarves and thick winter
coats, held signs reading Honk for Peace, No Blood for Oil,
and No War in Iraq. A woman moving through the intersection
at the wheel of her large SUV turned to shout that such
a protest should not be tolerated.
percentage of the traffic traveling through the intersection
disagreed with the scolding remarks of the woman. As station
wagons and sedans made their way home for the day, many
honked in support. One driver held by a red light laid on
her horn and, as others peppered the air with their vehicular
voices, Boone was blanketed in a cacophony of protest.
Sagel, a member of High Country Citizens for Peace and Justice,
gestured towards the protestors and said, This is
what democracy looks like.
Monday between 5 and 6, concerned citizens will be meeting
at the corner of King and Depot to protest the possibility
of war in Iraq. So far, the protest has drawn a large cross-section
of people including college students, professors, and veterans.
For more information on High Country Citizens for Peace
and Justice, visit www.highcountrypeace.org
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
©2003 The Mountain Times