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Street-corner protesters dread yet another war [Commentary]
At 7 p.m. on Sept. 9, June Martyn turned on her portable stereo at the corner of Columbia's Little Patuxent and Broken Land parkways, and let the sounds from "Waging Peace for Children and Other Living Things," a CD Martyn created with Howard County poets, musicians and peace activists, waft into the air. More than 50 people joined her, carrying signs protesting the Obama administration's threat to bomb Syria with missiles in retaliation for its government's alleged gassing of its own people, killing more than 1,400 of them. Drivers of cars, trucks and buses honked their horns in support of the demonstration. Some stopped to take pictures of the scene.
By Diane Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org
September 18, 2013