23 March 2005 Edition
Anti-War rallies across the globe
Around 1,500 demonstrators gathered in Dublin on Saturday, joining thousands of others in similar protests across the globe to mark the second anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq. The Irish contingent were protesting the continuing occupation of Iraq and of Palestine. Dublin Councillor Larry O'Toole addressed the marchers on behalf of Sinn Féin.
In the United States itself, there were rallies in New York, San Francisco and other cities. In Boston on Sunday, Shalom Keller told about 2,000 protestors that he celebrated his 21st birthday in Iraq a day before his Army unit joined the first wave of the invasion. ''Instead of getting drunk, I was invading a country that had done me no wrong,'' Keller told the crowd on the Boston Common.