By AMANDA OSKEY
If you walk by the courthouse any given Wednesday, you will see a crowd with signs gathered, gesturing passersby to honk for peace.
The participants aren’t a member of a group or a political campaign, but rather an idea of change.
“If we weren’t out here they might forget they object to the war, or worse forget it’s going on,” said Sylvia Manning, protester.
The group has been meeting on Wednesday for over two years, and believe they are making progress.
“You can see the sentiment in people as they go by. There are a lot less negative comments than there were at the beginning,” said James Broadway, protester.
With President Bush’s approval rate plummeting, the group says people are finally realizing the damaging effects of the war.
“It’s about the economy, it’s expensive, and a lot of people are going to suffer if the economy falls,” added Manning.
Groups join the independent protestors from time to time. Moveon.org brought nearly 100 people recently to join in the anti-war effort.
The protestors say they will continue to picket for peace every Wednesday at 6 p.m. outside the court house in San Marcos.
Interviewed: Sylvia Manning – Seguin, James Broadway – KyleEmail | Print