Anti-war activists mobilized their own troops across the nation Saturday in demonstrations demanding that U.S. soldiers get out of the Persian Gulf region before blood is shed.
The protests, organized by diverse groups such as labor unions, veterans associations and church organizations, were held in more than a dozen cities, including New York, Boston, San Francisco, Houston, Dallas, Seattle and several cities in Ohio.
In New York City, protesters said 15,000 people attended their rally. Police estimated the crowd size at 5,000. Marching from Columbus Circle down Broadway to Times Square, the crowd took up the chant: "Hell no, we won't go; we won't fight for Texaco!"