A jingle of some 125 Pro-War forces staged a march and Clear Channel type demonstration at the Federal Building in Eugene Saturday from 1PM to 4PM. Veterans in full regalia, a Brownie scout troop, and 14 year old boys in Marines uniforms, made it a colorful if pathetic statement to, "burn Iraq to the ground."
But, despite the mysterious absence of the peaceloving anti-war masses of Eugene, a small troop of hearty anti-war protestors was able to equalize the the pro-war energy in many areas: when they yelled U.S.A.! U.S.A., twenty counter-demonstrators yelled "Oil! Oil!" exactly in the pause between the U.S.A.'s.
When they yelled "Support our Troops!", the response was "Bring them home alive."
Much to the chagrin of the imported KKK type speakers and organizers, and the canon-fodder "middle-America" trucked in from Oakridge, Veneta, and Springfield, a 30 foot banner Peace Banner had gotten to the plaza early and throughout the war rally blocked the main avenue's view of things. The black banner read, "Rachel Corrie: Courage For Peace."
Who is Rachel Corrie, the right-wingers asked?