Supes endorse weekend anti-war protest

Saturday has been endorsed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors as “End the War in Iraq” Day after passing a resolution introduced by Supervisor Tom Ammiano.

The A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition, a group staunchly opposed to the war, has organized a march and rally Saturday at San Francisco Civic Center.

“The endorsement by the board of supervisors will be specifically for this event,'' Ammiano said. “It is a way for protesters to register public opinion and spread the word about the event.''

Saturday is a day of national protest with events being coordinated nationwide, according to Sarah Sloan of A.N.S.W.E.R. The demonstration in San Francisco is a regional event and organizers expect people from as far away as Oregon and Nevada to attend.

“We expect thousands of people to show up because people across the nation are against this war,” Sloan said.

Protesters will gather at 11 a.m. in Civic Center Plaza and will then march to Mission Dolores Park at 12:30 p.m., according to Sloan.

Anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan is expected to speak, as well as U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee, D-Oakland.

— Bay City News

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