US police arrest war protesters

More than 100 detained in New York and San Francisco as protests continue.

    Thousands of Americans have protested against
    the war in recent days nationwide [AFP]
    A police spokesman said 44 people were arrested. The protest had no impact on the stock exchange's trading.
     
    Your Views

    "Iraq has no future unless this illegal occupation is ended"

    Shafiq, Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Send us your views

    In San Francisco, dozens of demonstrators, many of them old enough to have once protested against the Vietnam war in the 60s and early 70s, conducted a "die in" by lying on the sidewalk and pretending to be dead.
     
    Some wore fake blood to recall the more than 3,200 US soldiers killed in the Iraq war.
     
    Many later moved to obstruct Market Street, running through the city's central business district.
     
    Neville Gittens, a police spokesman, said: "As soon as they went out there we started making arrests. They were warned."
     
    Another spokesman said police arrested 57 people in two separate San Francisco locations.
     
    Polls show most Americans now oppose the war in Iraq, and thousands have rallied against the war in recent days nationwide.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    John Pilger Q&A: 'US missiles are pointed at China'

    John Pilger Q&A: 'US missiles are pointed at China'

    Journalist John Pilger thinks the US and China might be on the path to war. "My film is a warning," he says.

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    No country in the world recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

    Sadly but frankly, Donald Trump is not going anywhere

    Sadly but frankly, Donald Trump is not going anywhere

    Trump isn't going to be impeached by this or perhaps any future Congress as currently constituted.