30,000 Marchers Protest Bush in Mar del Plata
30,000 protesters demonstrated a discrete distance from the Summit site, Hotel Hermitage, inside "the forbidden zone". Earlier, protesters had covered nearly 15 blocks of the town.
The protest march began this morning. At the head of demonstration, which will end at a soccer stadium, were Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, Hebe de Bonafini, founder of Mothers [of the Disappeared] de Plaza de Mayo, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Adolfo Pérez Esquivel and Bolivian cocalero Evo Morales, who declared that the crowd was there to repudiate Bush, against whom we must defend our country.