September 29, 2002

The Anti-Bush Crowd is a Big Tent

The Rocky Mountain News says "an eclectic crowd" that police estimated at 1,500 to 2,500 came out to protest Bush in Denver when he came to attend a fundraiser for a local Republican.

"They came in diamond rings and nose rings. They wore spiked hair and pinstriped suits..." the paper said.

One woman named Leora Wertin came from Aurora, "stood next to her grown son, Leo, with a simple sign. 'My son served in Vietnam. My grandson doesn't need to go to Iraq.'"

This is real, close-up coverage of the Denver demonstrations that the corporate media will gloss over and characterize as if they only include anarchists and deranged, marginal people.

As this popular movement against a hijacked government grows, it is getting harder for the media to hide.

-- By David Cogswell

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