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Women protest Iraq War in Nevada City

Codepink, a group of women opposing the war in Iraq, staged a protest at Calanan Park in Nevada City Wednesday.

Pink banners reading “Bring the troops home” hung in the park and on Broad Street near the overpass of the Golden Center Freeway. The handful of Codepink campaigners also lined shoes along the sidewalk to represent the number of Iraqi civilians who have died as a result of heightened violence since the war began.

“People like you and me are being killed,” said Sam Joi, of East Sacramento, one of the organizers of Wednesday afternoon’s demonstration. Joi said the United States should bring the troops home “as quickly as we can” ” she hoped before this year’s holiday season. Working to bring the troops home is the best way of supporting them, Joi said.



The organization is based in Venice, Calif.

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