sea of people flooded the Mall in Washington, D.C., on Jan.
18 demanding that the Bush administration not invade Iraq
and allow the United Nations more time to find the weapons
of mass destruction alleged to be in the country; roughly
40 people marched to downtown Saratoga Springs from Ballston
Spa to join the Saratoga Peace Alliances weekly vigil,
one of a number that cropped up in the area this year in
response to the U.S. invasion of Iraq; In Albanys
Townsend Park, the band Rockets and Blue Lights greeted
a crowd of demonstrators, many of whom traveled the next
day to Washington, D.C., for a bring home the troops
rally on Oct. 24; hundreds took to the streets of Albany
on March 20 to protest the beginning of the U.S. militarys
invasion of Iraq; generous estimates from some news outlets
placed the turnout at 10,000 in Clifton Park for one of
many Clear Channel-sponsored Rallies for the Troops.