Sunday, August 29, 2004 Hundreds of Thousands March Against Bush in NY "NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators toting colorful banners and shouting 'no more Bush' took to the streets of New York on Sunday, the day before the Republican convention was to open, to decry the U.S.-led war in Iraq and President Bush's policies.

Organizers for United for Peace and Justice coalition estimated 400,000 people marched for more than five hours in summer heat and humidity. Police declined to estimate the size of the crowd, but it stretched out more than a mile along two main avenues in central Manhattan.

'I am just burning with anger about what our country is doing,' said protester Cornelius Boss, an ex-Marine from Columbus, Ohio, about Bush's foreign policy.

Police said there were more than 200 arrests during the day, most unrelated to the march, but there was at least one clash between self-styled anarchists and police along the route. Three police officers were injured.

About 500 people have been arrested since anti-Bush protests began on Thursday when AIDS activists stood naked in front of Madison Square Garden."

By Grant McCool


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