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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."

By Aruna Jain |  September 15, 2007; 12:57 PM ET
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Thanks for posting this so quickly! There are many thousands more of us across the country who are there in spirit with our pink sisters, WE WILL STOP THIS WAR!

Posted by: deidra | September 15, 2007 1:15 PM

The frame continues, the Post seems to want us to believe that the same number of prowar supporters have showed up as those protesting the war...How can anyone take such a frame seriously?

Posted by: steve | September 15, 2007 1:16 PM

Are any of the Code Pink chicks hot?

Posted by: Bill Harrison | September 15, 2007 5:28 PM

Oh good. Have the Muslims speak. THAT will appear credible to the MAINSTREAM MAJORITY. Idiots. These people want to kill us.

Posted by: Pam | September 15, 2007 7:44 PM

Thanks Marc for the update. The 'We the people' that Bray mentions above will be marching through Congress today to induct Republicans and Dems in both House and Senate into the People's Hall of Shame. Democracy in Action. And Pam, just because someone is Muslim doesn't mean they want us dead. Come on now.

Posted by: Dana | September 17, 2007 9:29 AM

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