[LINK] CNN on Melbourne's and other peace marches

Rick Welykochy rick@praxis.com.au
Sun, 16 Feb 2003 16:15:06 +1100

Robin Whittle wrote:
> CNN has a page on the various big protest marches around the world:
>   http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/02/15/sprj.irq.protests.main/index.html
> Their page on the Melbourne march quotes the numbers as "At least
> 150,000".  This is more realistic than "tens of thousands" which really
> does not do justice to the huge number of people who were there:
> http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/asiapcf/auspac/02/14/aust.protest.ap/index.html
> CNN reports the 150,000 is a "police estimate".

The estimate at today's No War Peace Rally in Sydney is 250,000. It took well
over an hour for even the north-end of Hyde Park to empty into the street
to join the Peace Walk. It will be interesting to hear what the media
reports as far as numbers go. As was pointed out by Pilger and others 
during the rally speeches, the media in this country (and the USA/Canada/UK)
is so heavily biased and controlled that real truth behind the coming
war, and the truth of the groundswell of public opinion against such
insanity is kept away from "the sheep".
Pilger estimated today that over 30,000,000 world wide are joining in
similar peace rallies this weekend.

Mid-march will see local rallies in Sydney, instead of one large central


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