March 21, 2003

Blogging The Protests

Derek Powazek: “We need to show the world that smart, rational, intelligent people oppose the war for good reasons. Not because we think Saddam is a kick in the pants, but because we don’t believe in punishing the people of Iraq just because we haven’t mounted bin Ladin’s head on our wall yet. And because we don’t believe our president when he says that Iraq has something to do with the horrible events of September 11, 2001. And because we all know that there really was no pressing need to do this now, except for our oversized national ego.”

Jason Zada: “I will leave my personal opinion out this, because after standing in the middle of 2nd st., as thousands and thousands of protestors streamed by, and hundreds and hundreds of police in full riot gear followed, I am speechless. Captured on video, that might show up here eventually, this was by far one of the most interesting things I have ever seen.”

For more, try Daypop.

[Later: Jason Kottke photoblogs the NYC protest on Saturday. Huge march. Excellent photos.]