Seven states and growing!!!!
January 27 (Bellingham) - Overpass protesters have now spread to seven states across America with more coming on line weekly. Previously, we reported on actions in Oregon, Florida and Colorado. This week Connecticut, Texas and Indianna sent in reports of overpass actions. In Washington state, over 300 protesters took to the overpasses between the Canadian border and the Lake Washington Ship Canal in Seattle. Support for the protests increased noticably, with more drivers honking, waving, and giving the peace sign. Nationwide, the action continues to build towards President's Day weekend with thousands expected to wave signs and banners on February 15 from 11am to 1pm.
In Connecticut, all sixteen overpasses on RT 91 carried an anti-war message. Traprock Peace Center has a nice web page showing how the action came into being. It's enough to make a dog laugh, as Divya says at the Laughing Dog Farm.
In Austin, Texas, "banner drops" on overpasses were in their third week. Our correspondent Christyne in the Lone Star capital says "Thanks for the inspiration." We say "Thank you for showing Texas standing tall." Austin IndyMedia covered the freeway festivities.
The Indianapolis-Bloomington corridor in Indianna saw Indy Iraq Action in the fray. Their first batch of fifty signs "went like hotcakes" as Hoosiers covered several overpasses during rush hour. Another 150 signs are on the way to demonstrate on Wednesday over Bush's State of the Onion message. Peaceful Pete of Indy Iraq Action says, "Nine degree temps didn't dissuade some of us from showing the slow moving traffic heading to the Indianapolis burbs what we think." Go Hoosiers!