Saturday, August 20, 2005

Bush lied, People died!!

"Bush Lied... People Died... Cindy Sheehan wants to know why!!"

This is what the demonstrators in Portland where chanting as they walked downton. Me and Lamya went for a last walk around Pioneer square, when we saw a group of people standing with posters. Now this is the first time I have seen a demonstration since I got here that isn't about abortion, I was impressed.

I must admit they were not a large number, about 25-30, however they were really strong and they also knew alot. The guy speaking was talking about the Palestinian issue as well, and he was telling people that "we are seeing the Israelis crying as they are being pulled out of their houses, by unarmed soldiers. The Palestinians were given two minutes to leave their houses before it was bulldozed on their heads, But we did not see that!!"

Then People started shouting at the top of their lungs "Israel out of Palestine... END THE OCCUPATION!" I must tell you that by this time me and Lamya were really happy. We kept reminding each other to stop smiling because this was a serious issue. But there was a reason we were smiling. Because we are both here to try to make people understand, and here we saw this group of people, who not only understand very well what is happening, but are also doing something about it.

This old man was one of the protesters. Other than the banner he is holding in his hand, he had two hanging from his neck. One on his back and the other on his chest. When he saw us he called us and said "Don't be afraid, always speak up, because there still is something good about America. Everyone has the right to speak." Then he went on and said "Tell your people there are Americans who know"


Blogger Lito said...

As we said here before, there is hope still...

7:17 AM  
Blogger Abu Sinan said...

Here in the DC area we marched to Donald Rumsfeld's house. It was ouring rain but there were still thousands of us.

8:56 AM  
Blogger Zainab Alkhawaja said...

Yes Lito there is, and we have to work real hard to make this more than just hope.

Hi Abu Sinan, thats really great, I wish I had been there. And Sinan is really cute by the way :)

4:26 PM  

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