Monday, May 21, 2012

Protestors Rally

Anti-war demonstrators near the NATO summit.
Several protestors bloodied, dozens arrested.
A line of police in full riot gear;
police and protestors nose to nose.

Veterans among the protestors
threw their war medals to the ground.
“I choose human life over
imperialism and materialism.”

Peace! Peace! Peace!
NATO’s policies—
spending on war, not human needs.
It seems like priorities are upside down.

“Our message will get out to NATO.
Our message will get out to the people of the world.”
 
Thousands showed up for a massive anti-war rally. The protest was mostly peaceful and calm; the violence occurred at the end of the rally when some protestors refused to leave.

Back in the 60's we thought we would put an end to war. Will there ever be an end to war?



© 2012 Catherine Giordano