Protesting the Possibility of War - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/20/03

Protesting the Possibility of War

While troops prepare for a possible war, demonstrators across the nation protest the idea. From Washington to California to New Mexico, thousands marched in protest this weekend against a war with Iraq.

And the protests continue, the internet activist organization MoveOn, is also trying to spread the message for the United States not to rush into war. A local MoveOn chapter has started with about 50 members. The group has been circulating a petition that started on their website protesting the war.

"I would like the representatives and senators to recognize that there are many people across the United States, probably over half, that are not convinced that it's time to go to war. And my wish is that our legislature would say to the president, let's slow down and let the inspectors do their job," said Darrell Vines of Lubbock.

The group plans to present their petition with almost 200 names on it to Larry Combests' office on Tuesday. Combest is out of town. Therefore, no protest is expected.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Students begin school walkouts on Columbine anniversary

    Students begin school walkouts on Columbine anniversary

    Friday, April 20 2018 12:26 AM EDT2018-04-20 04:26:49 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 2:17 PM EDT2018-04-20 18:17:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In this March 14, 2018 file photo, young demonstrators hold a rally in front of the White House in Washington. Another wave of school walkouts is expected as students honor victims of gun violence and push for gu...(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In this March 14, 2018 file photo, young demonstrators hold a rally in front of the White House in Washington. Another wave of school walkouts is expected as students honor victims of gun violence and push for gu...

    Another wave of school walkouts is expected as students honor victims of gun violence and push for gun control.

    Another wave of school walkouts is expected as students honor victims of gun violence and push for gun control.

  • In Comey memos, Trump talks of jailed journalists, 'hookers'

    In Comey memos, Trump talks of jailed journalists, 'hookers'

    Friday, April 20 2018 1:03 AM EDT2018-04-20 05:03:06 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 2:15 PM EDT2018-04-20 18:15:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Susan Walsh). Copies of the memos written by former FBI Director James Comey are photographed in Washington, Thursday, April 19, 2018. President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment...(AP Photo/Susan Walsh). Copies of the memos written by former FBI Director James Comey are photographed in Washington, Thursday, April 19, 2018. President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment...

    President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

    President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

  • Dance music DJ Avicii dies in Oman

    Dance music DJ Avicii dies in Oman

    Friday, April 20 2018 1:52 PM EDT2018-04-20 17:52:29 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 2:14 PM EDT2018-04-20 18:14:31 GMT
    The artist is a force in the Electronic Dance Movement. (Source: AP)The artist is a force in the Electronic Dance Movement. (Source: AP)

    The artist is a force in the Electronic Dance Movement.

    The artist is a force in the Electronic Dance Movement.

Powered by Frankly