: I’m listening to Today this morning and here Katie say, Oh, war protestors outside our window.
The “die-in” had begun.
Hundreds of chanting anti-war protesters lined Fifth Avenue on Thursday and dozens rushed into the street and lay down at the beginning of a series of civil disobedience actions planned for throughout the day….
Anti-war groups had called for a day of widespread civil disobedience, including blocking busy intersections and a “die-in” to protest media and corporate “profiteering from the war.”
As helicopters hovered overhead, the protesters — chanting “Hey-hey, ho-ho, Bush’s war has to go” and “Peace Now!” — jammed police pens along Fifth Avenue between 49th and 50th streets, near St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the Sak’s Fifth Avenue store.