Brighton, NY, Cindy Sheehan Supporters' Vigil
Flagging down traffic
Update 2: I'm told pictures of the vigil were featured prominently in the print edition.
Update: The local newspaper covered the protest, but was very careful not to publish any photographs in its on-line edition.
Several hundred people showed up at 12 Corners in Brighton, NY, to protest Bush and the war as well as to support Cindy Sheehan down in Texas in a 45-minute rally held simulaneously with about 1,500 others across the country. Every car that passed by gave us a hi-5. Bush is pretty much dead meat around here; the crowd even booed NY Senators Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer for voting for the invasion.
The organizers read off the names of the fallen from the town of Brighton, then we had a two-minute moment of silence for all the victims of the President's war.
Afterwards there was an brief address to the crowd by MoveOn, Metro Justice, the Town Supervisor and the local Air America affiliate. It was very dignified and moving.
Visit the Daily Kos website here as participants report their vigil experience from all parts of the United States!
Vigil, Brighton, NY--My favorite snapshot!
Les dames de Brighton
Minute of Silence
All ages turned out
Stop the War!
MoveOn Spokesperson Nancy Braiman
Town Supervisor Sandra Frankel addresses the crowd
Fighting Terrorism Since 1492
Moms for Peace