Crowds fill Lafayette Park
Dion Haynes reports from Lafayette Park:
And upbeat crowd has filled Lafayette Park. On stage, Medea Benjamin, cofounder of the group Code Pink, was joined by a group of women wearing pink T-shirts and carrying posters saying "SOS. Shame on Senators."
"We want to form policy that treats the world as brothers and sisters," she said. "Stop the war, start spreading love, generosity and compassion and we will be much safer at home."
She led a chant: "We are women, we are proud, we are sisters, we are loud, we are many, we'll be more, and we'll end this bloody war."
Imam Mahdi Bray, executive director of Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation, also spoke.
"The people should not answer to the government. The government should answer to the people," she said. "Elephants and donkeys won't end this war. We, the people, will end this war by resisting this war."
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