that about 100 protesters took part, carrying signs and chanting slogans under the gaze of police officers on horseback. Squad cars and vans followed behind.
Direct Action to Stop War and Occupation organized Wednesday's march. Another protest is planned
for 1 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Hiawatha Avenue and and Lake Street.
President Barack Obama announced on Tuesday that he was sending another 30,000 troops to fight in the now eight-year-old Afghanistan war, bringing the total U.S. troop commitment to 100,000. In all, 929 Americans have died
in the war.