AntiWar Rally coverage

UPDATE: truthout just posted this photo:


C-Span is streaming live coverage of the Rally in Washington DC here.
William Rivers Pitt is live-blogging here and here.
UK Indymedia is posting reports on the London Rally here.


WRP posts a little after noon:

Saturday 24 September 2005 12:06 PM
The march just got huge all of a sudden. Medea Benjamin has taken control of things here on the street. Cindy Sheehan just took the stage and the whole place went berzerk.

There are still people making statements to a dwindling, bored looking crowd on the ANSWER stage on C-Span. Is that the way these things always go?

Scott Galindez says that the march is huge:

By Scott Galindez

Saturday 24 September 2005 1:54 PM

Huge is an understatement. The march has surrounded the White House. Hundreds of thousands. This is the largest march I have seen in the over two decades that I have been attending.

The crowd is diverse. A true cross section of American culture.

Too Big
By William Rivers Pitt

Saturday 24 September 2005 1:46 PM

The march is unable to move because there are so many people coming in from all directions. Constitution Avenue is a wall of humanity. I am up on the hill that holds the Washington Monument, looking down on the crowd. This is a massive, massive showing.

Hot damn.

UPDATE: BradBlog has some of the earlier speeches from the Rally posted up if you missed them.  Cindy Sheehan is one of them. You can also read Cindy’s speech here.

UPDATE:An indymedia reporter in the march says he is seeing many families who say they came out because of Cindy Sheehan. Organizers with ANSWER are reporting that more than 250,000 people have come to march, with a crowd stretching 20 blocks.