Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Youth Rally against Iraq War

Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Youth Rally against Iraq War

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ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) students and youth braved a second day of cold to rally again in the nation's capital against a U.S. war on Iraq. Assembling between the Department of Justice and the FBI building, several hundred youths from around the country protested the selective mandatory registration of largely Arab and Muslim male immigrants and visitors to the U.S., as well as the mass arrests of those voluntarily complying with new federal registration requirements. The passionate young Americans also called for an end to the erosion of civil rights in their country, both among citizens and non-citizens, current U.S. policy toward Palestine, and Washington's pursuit of war on Iraq.

The crowd, comprising mainly high school and college students, with a fair number of even younger people, then marched toward the White House, where they were to meet up with other groups demonstrating against the war. Despite a permit allowing the march to proceed down H Street (on the other side of Lafayette Park from the White House), police forcibly prevented the crowd from turning. They finally allowed the crowd to proceed to Eye Street--where the crowd suddenly broke through and joined their compatriots in front of Lafayette Park, as their permit originally allowed. …

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