Phil Rashke sent us this report from the Tacoma Mall where war protestors demonstrated against the war....
Good News....the pro-military supporters at Tacoma Mall today outnumbered the "Shut the Mall" protestors three to one! Protestors never got to the front of the military recruiting station and had to do their protest speeches on a side street. Military supporters had lots of "support the troops" signs and lots of American flags. Chants like "Where are Your Flags" and "Don't Dishonor Their Names" greeted protestor attempts to read the names of the war dead. The protestors didn't have one American flag beyond an old 13 star flag....which they had to go find. By about 2:45 pm the protestors gave up and left the area.
Tacoma Police were out in numbers and did an outstanding job of making sure no incidents took place.
Additionally, lots of 28th District folks turned out to show their support for the troops and several were interviewed by Seattle TV crews.....so watch tonight's news. Same for Shelley Weber who helped organize the turnout!