MLK Weekend Protests against the War in Iraq

    In the interests of accuracy and encouragement, here are the totals from the protests that I have compiled from Indymedia.org, Peacedemo.org, along with mainstream media and personal accounts.

    (Numbers with asterisks (*) are estimates based on conflicting reports. The numbers I have chosen to report are based on the credibility of the sources from the best I can tell. I encourage readers to check out these numbers for themselves.

    Numbers with double asterisks (**)were found from foreign language Indymedia affilates using Freetranslation.com. It is possible that the translation is bad so it might be good to confirm these numbers.)

    US Protests

    Washington DC: 200,000 *

    San Francisco, CA: 200,000 *

    Portland, OR: 21,500

    Tucson, AZ: 5,300

    Albuqurque, NM: 4,700 (Total from 3 seperate protests)

    Santa Barbara, CA: 4,000

    Yorba Linda, CA: 3,000 *

    Montpelier, VT: 2,800

    Chicago, IL: 2,500

    Minneapolis, MN: 2,400

    Oklahoma City, OK: 2,100 *

    Tampa/McDill AFB, FL: 2,000

    Spokane, WA: 2,000

    Honololulu, HA: 1,500

    Salt Lake City, UT: 1,500 *

    Washington, DC 1,500 (seperate numbers for Sunday protests at the White House and Justice Department)

    Milwaukee, WI: 1,200

    San Diego, CA: 1,200

    Ann Arbor, MI: 1,200

    San Luis Obispo, CA: 1,200

    Raleigh, NC: 1,000

    Lincoln, NE: 1,000 *

    Charlottesville, VA: 900

    Madison, WI: 800

    Missoula, MT: 800

    Louisville, KY: 700

    Houston, TX: 675

    Lawrence, KS: 650

    Bellingham, WA: 600

    Indianapolis, IN: 600

    Reno, NV: 600

    Fayetteville, AR: 500

    Anchorage, AK: 450

    Wailuku, HI: 450

    Grants Pass, OR: 447

    Denver, CO: 400

    Venice, FL: 400

    Lansing, MI: 375

    Toledo, OH: 350

    Olymia, WA: 350

    Tulsa, OK: 300

    Las Vegas, NV: 300

    Klamath Falls, OR: 300

    Springfield, MO: 300

    Miami, FL: 300 *

    Tallahassee, FL: 250

    Helenta, MT: 250

    Lancaster, PA: 250

    Logan, UT: 250

    Rockford, IL: 230

    Lancaster, PA: 200

    Vero Beach, FL: 200

    St. Augustine, FL: 200

    Ventura, CA: 200

    New Orleans, LA: 200

    Menominee, WI: 200

    Watertown, MA: 175

    Richmond, KY: 150

    Terre Haute, IN: 150

    Tallahassee, FL: 150

    Des Moines, IA: 150

    Arlington/Cambridge, MA:150

    Portsmouth, NH: 150

    Albany, NY: 150

    Appleton, WI: 125

    Las Cruces, NM: 121

    Sand Point, ID: 100

    Jamaica Plain, MA: 100

    Fresno, CA: 100

    St. Louis, MO: 100

    Providence, RI: 100

    Scranton, PA: 100

    Durango, CO: 80

    Tupelo, MS: 75

    Westbury, NY: 75

    Grand Haven, MI: 70

    New Haven, CT: 60

    Wichita, KS: 60

    Brattleboro, VT: 53

    New London, CT: 50

    Gainesville, FL: 50

    Honesdale, PA: 40

    Huntsville, AL: 38

    Palo Alto, CA: 30

    West Chester, PA: 20

    Columbia, MD: 14

    Wauwatosa, WI: 12

    Damarscotta, ME: 9

    Canada Protests:

    Montreal, PQ: 25,000

    Toronto, ON: 20,000

    Vancouver, BC: 20,000

    Halifax, NS: 15,000

    Ottawa, ON: 3,000

    Edmonton, AB: 3,000

    Fredericton, NB: 1,000

    Calgary, AB: 1,000

    Saskatoon, SK: 1,000

    Victoria, BC: 500

    Thunder Bay, ON: 400

    Sudbury, ON: 250

    Hamilton: 150

    New Zealand Protests:

    Christchurch: 2,000

    Dunedin: 350

    Wellington: 230

    Wanganui: 20

    UK Protests:

    London-area, England: 3,000 (combined numbers)

    Cambridge, England: 130

    Germany Protests

    Rostock: 5000 **

    Bonn: 900 **

    Bochum: 900 **

    Cologne: 500 **

    Munich: 500 **

    M√ľnster: 500 **

    France Protests

    Montpeillier: 2000 **

    Nice: 1500 **

    Italy Protests:

    Florence: 5,000 **

    Vicenza: 1,000 **

    Rome: 4,000 **

    Protests at 0ther Locations World-wide:

    Japan: 10,000 (Combined number from Tokyo and 9 other cities – I will list these protests seperately once I get the numbers)

    Moscow: 1,000

    Hong Kong: 60

    Shannon Airport,Ireland:1,500 **

    Brussels, Belguim: 10,000 **

    Warsaw, Poland: 1,000 **

    Reykjavik, Iceland: 1,000 **

    Vienna, Austria: 1,000 **

    Apollo Bay, Australia: 400

    Melbourne, Australia: 100

    McMurdo Station, Antarctica: 50 (see story and photos of the first protest at the South Pole in history http://www.commondreams.org/headlines03/0101-07.htm and http://www.commondreams.org/headlines03/0119-02.htm)

    Protests without reported numbers yet:

    Several cities in Italy, the blockades in the Netherlands, Cardiff, Wales; Cairo, Egypt; Damascus, Syria; Islamabad and Lahore, Pakistan; Sweden, Norway, Istanbul; Paris, France