Sunday, August 29, 2004 : Protesters Pour Into Manhattan's Streets : Protesters Pour Into Manhattan's Streets: "Protesters poured into Manhattan's streets by the thousands Sunday to protest the war in Iraq and demonstrate against other Bush administration policies on the eve of the Republican National Convention.
Marchers planned to chart a circular course through the security-laden city to the convention site at Madison Square Garden and then back south again.

'Today we send our message,' said Leslie Cagan, a leader of United for Peace and Justice, which sponsored the march, expected to be the largest demonstration of the convention week.

The group had sued to force the city to allow a rally in Central Park a bid rejected last week by a state judge. City officials said the event would damage lawns in the park."

Photo: A demonstrator is arrested by New York police during a protest against coffee shop chain Starbucks workplace practices and the Bush administration's alleged support for the chain's anti-union practices in New York Saturday Aug. 28, 2004. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

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