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REAL NUMBERS: Global Day of Action participation

In an attempt to document the numbers participating in the worldwide Global Day of Action protests, data from IMC (and a few other sources) are used to offer an accurate portrayal of worldwide participation. It is unfortunate how this information was denied/ignored by many media sources.
Protests worldwide March 18 - March 20, 2005

Compiled by: Rebecca Valencia, Springfield, Missouri

Although national and local media affiliates gave little, or no, recognition of the global peace movement, the numbers cannot be denied. One activist in Springfield, Missouri compiled the statistics from all the www.indymedia.org sources available. Other sources reporting protests in a particular city are noted. Please feel free to check www.indymedia.org to verify accuracy of the numbers of protesters, or the alternate source referenced. Some cities listed did not include the number of participants on the IMC posting.

Also, United for Peace and Justice ( http://www.unitedforpeace.org or 212-868-5545) began compiling a list of participating cities. This information is included with this report to assist anyone wishing to continue with the research.


CITY/STATE (local venue) #'s protesting Comments or
media source other than


Fayetteville, AR (Univ. of Arkansas-Fayetteville) 60-75

Phoenix, AZ ?

Eureka, CA 1,000's
Fresno, CA 500 +
Hollywood, CA 2,000 +
Los Angeles, CA 4,000 (LAtimes.com)
Reedley, CA ?
San Diego, CA 10,000 +
San Francisco, CA 1,000's
San Jose, CA 2,000
Santa Barbara, CA ?
Santa Cruz, CA (UCSC-events for 1 week) ?
(UCSC-SAW-Students Against War)
Santa Monica, CA ?

Denver, CO 1,000+

Danbury, CT ?
Hartford, CT 1,000+

Washington, DC (Layfayette Park) 5,000-6,000

Miami, FL 100's +++
(Miami-1,000 per santacruz.indymedia.org)

Atlanta, GA (begin at CNN bldg) 250-300

Honolulu, HA (Ala Mouna Park march) 1,000 +
Honolulu, HA (Federal Bldg rally) 140 +
Honolulu (25 street corners w/ protestors) ?

Chicago, IL 3,000 +
Urbana-Champaign, IL 100's+

Indianapolis, IN ?

Amherst, MA ?
Boston, MA (rally) 5,000
Boston, MA (march) 500
Roslindale, MA ?

Baltimore, MD (rally St. Peter Claver church) 250
Baltimore, MD (march) 300+

Casco Bay, ME (www.peacebridges.org) ?

Ann Arbor, MI 300
Detroit, MI 200+
Grand Rapids, MI (downtown) 75
Grand Rapids (25 in marching band) 25
(march to key locations of Grand Rapids crowds)
Grand Rapids (Woodland Mall) ?
Grand Rapids (Centerpointe Mall) N/A - Security would
not allow the rally
Lansing, MI 250+
Traverse City, MI 200+

Columbia, MO 400
Kansas City, MO 400+
Springfield, MO 50+

Anoka, MN ?
Minneapolis, MN (Loring Park) 1,500
St. Paul, MN 400 +

Asheville, NC ?
Fayetteville, NC (Fort Bragg protest) 4,800

Concord, NH ?
Portsmouth, NH ?

Englewood, NJ 150 (NorthJersey.com)
Jersey City, NJ ?
Lambertville, NJ ? (Newark, NJ Star-Ledger)
Montclair, NJ 200 (Newark, NJ Star-Ledger)
Newark, NJ ? (Newark, NJ Star-Ledger)
New Brunswick, NJ ?

Albuquerque, NM 300 (CNN)

Las Vegas, NV 90+
Reno, NV ?

Binghamton, NY 200
Buffalo, NY ?
New Paltz, NY 1,700
NYC-Bronx ? (NorthJersey.com)
NYC-Brooklyn ? (NorthJersey.com)
NYC-Central Park, NY 500+
NYC-Harlem 4,500 (police est.) to
Harlem (con't) 10,000 (legal est.)
NYC-Malcolm X Blvd. "100's"
NYC-Manhattan, NY "100's" +
NYC (march to Mayor Michael Bloomberg's house) 4,000
NYC (march to Times Square) "100's" +
NYC (march to Central Park) "100's" +
(people stretched several city blocks)
NYC (Marcus Garvey Park) 1,000 +
NYC-Queens ? (NorthJersey.com)
NYC (Rockefeller Center) "100's" +
NYC (United Nations bldg) 350 (NorthJersey.com)
Rochester, NY 300

Akron, OH 190
Athens, OH ?
Cambridge, OH ?
Cleveland, OH 40+
Cincinnati, OH ?
Columbus, OH 100's +
Dayton, OH ?
Kent, OH 50
Lakewood, OH 60
Oberlin, OH ?
Sandusky, OH 30
Youngstown, OH 200

Oklahoma City, OK 100's +
Tulsa, OK 100's +

Bend, OR 110+
Corvallis, OR 100's +
Cottage Grove, OR 230 (CNN)
Medford, OR 150
Portland, OR 1,000

New Hope, PA ? (Newark, NJ Star-Ledger)
Philadelphia, PA ?
Pittsburg, PA 3,000 (CNN reported 1,000+)

Providence, RI ?

Nashville, TN 300

Austin, TX 100's +
Denton, TX 100+
Fort Worth, TX 200
Houston, TX (City Hall, candlelight vigil 220 +
Houston, TX (Evan Chew Pk march) 200-300

Abingdon, VA 100's+ (visible by Ch. 11 news photo)
Charlottesville, VA ?
Fredericksburg, VA ?
Richmond, VA ?

Seattle, WA 7,000
Vancouver, WA 50

Madison, WI (Reindahl Park/military recruiting station) 250+
Madison, WI (pre-rally bike parade) ?
Milwaukee, WI 500+


Adana, Turkey ? (CNN)
Athens 3,000 (Joplin Independent per the Times)
Auckland 200+
Brussels 50,000+
Dublin 1,200+
Glasgow 2,000+
Istanbul 15,000 (CNN)
Johannesburg 1,000+
Kuala Lumpur
London 200,000+
Melbourne 2,000+
Mexico City
Oslo, Norway 400 (CNN)
Puerto Rico
Sao Paulo 3,000
Stockholm 300 (CNN)
Sydney 3,000 +
Vancouver 500 (www. mawovancouver.org)

Canada ~ appx. 42 cities in Canada planned protests.






This list has been compiled from numerous sources, principally from the United for Peace and Justice events calendar (  http://meetup.radicaldesigns.org/calendar_display.php?caltype=32)
and the anti-war vigil listings of the American Friends Service Committee
(  http://www.afsc.org/standforpeace/all_vigils.php)
and Sojourners Magazine: (  http://sojo.demaction.org/event/nationalEventSearch.jsp?national_event_KEY=9)

Visit  http://www.unitedforpeace.org for an updated version of this list, or to add additional events..

ALABAMA: Anniston, Calera, Jacksonville, Hoover, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Oneonta

ALASKA: Anchorage, Homer, Juneau

ARIZONA: Cottonwood, Phoenix, Prescott, Show Low, Tempe, Tucson, Window Rock, Winslow

ARKANSAS: Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Little Rock

CALIFORNIA: Alameda, Albion, Altadena, Bakersfield, Belmont, Benicia, Berkeley, Bishop, Brentwood, Capistrano Beach, Castro Valley, Cazadero, Clayton, Cloverdale, Corona, Costa Mesa, Cupertino, Davis, Eagle Rock, El Centro, Encinitas, Eureka, Fairfax, Fallbrook, Fresno, Glendora, Hollister, Hollywood, Huntington Beach, Idylwild, Irvine, La Canada, Lafayette, Lakeport, Livermore, Loomis, Los Angeles, Malibu, Mendocino, Mill Valley, Mountain View, Mt. Shasta, Napa, Oakland, Oxnard, Pacific Palisades, Pacifica, Palm Springs, Palo Alto, Pasadena, Penn Valley, Petaluma, Piedmont, Placerville, Pleasanton, Redding, Redlands, Reedley, Riverside, Rohnert Park, San Bruno, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clarita, Santa Cruz, Santee, Sausalito, Sonora, Susanville, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Tustin, Valencia, Van Nuys, Ventura, Walnut Creek, West Hollywood, Willits

COLORADO: Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver, Durango, Evergreen, Fort Collins, Grand Junction, Longmont, Lyons, Niwot, Paonia, Steamboat Springs, Walsenburg

CONNECTICUT: Danbury, Hartford, Madison, New Haven, Norwalk, Shelton, West Hartford

DELAWARE: Lewes, Odessa, Rehoboth Beach, Wilmington


FLORIDA: Altoona, Bunnell, Delray Beach, Fort Myers, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Key West, Lake Worth Beach, Lakeland, Marina, Melbourne, Miami, Naples, Niceville, Orlando, Ormond Beach, Palm City, Pensacola, Sanford, Sarasota, St. Augustine, St. Petersburg, Sunrise, Tallahassee, Tampa, Vero Beach

GEORGIA: Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Decatur, Gainesville, Milledgeville, Savannah, St. Simons, Stone Mountain

HAWAII: Hilo, Honolulu, Kahului, Pahoa

IDAHO: Boise, Ketchum, Pocatello, Sandpoint

ILLINOIS: Arlington Heights, Canton, Carbondale, Chicago, Evanston, Glen Ellyn, Kankakee, Macomb, Morton, Mt. Prospect, Naperville, Oak Park, Olney, Palatine, Park Ridge, Peoria, Rock Island, Rockford, Schaumburg, Springfield, Urbana-Champaign,

INDIANA: Bloomington, Cromwell, Ft. Wayne, Gary, Granger, Goshen, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Mishawaka, Muncie, North Manchester, Notre Dame, South Bend, Terre Haute, Washington

IOWA: Ames, Burlington, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Des Moines, Dubuque, Fort Madison, Iowa City, West Union

KANSAS: Emporia, Hutchinson, Kansas City, Lawrence, Manhattan, Newton, Olathe, Ottawa, Pittsburg, Salina, Topeka, Wichita

KENTUCKY: Bowling Green, Lexington, Louisville, Paducah

LOUISIANA: Baton Rouge, Keithville, Lake Charles, New Orleans, Thibodaux

MAINE: Augusta, Boothbay, Brooksville, Brunswick, Damariscotta, Falmouth, Kennebunk, Machias, Newcastle, Portland, Presque Isle, Skowhegan

MARYLAND: Baltimore, Columbia, Darnestown, Eastport, Mount Rainier, Olney, Pasadena, Rockville, Salisbury, Silver Spring, Takoma Park

MASSACHUSETTS: Abington, Amherst, Andover, Arlington, Boston, Brimfield, Cambridge, Connecticut Valley, Duxbury, Fall River, Falmouth, Harwich, Holyoke, Hyannis, Jamaica Plain, Lexington, Longmeadow, Monson, Montague, Nantucket, Natick, New Bedford, Newburyport, Newton, Northampton, Norton, Pittsfield, Quincy, South Hadley, Spencer, Stoneham, Stow, Sudbury, Vineyard Haven, Wendell, Waltham, Warwick, Wenham, Westborough, Westfield, Winchester, Woburn, Worcester

MICHIGAN: Adrian, Ann Arbor, Big Rapids, Chelsea, Detroit, East Lansing, Ferndale, Flint, Fremont, Grand Rapids, Holland, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Livonia, Marquette, Midland, Monroe, Montague, Muskegon, Owosso, Pinckney, Port Huron, Prudenville, Redford, Royal Oak, Saranac, St. Joseph, Traverse City

MINNESOTA: Alexandria, Anoka, Bemidji, Burnsville, Duluth, Grand Rapids, Hibbing, Lake Crystal, Lino Lakes, Litchfield, Little Falls, Marshall, Minneapolis, Montevideo, Red Wing, Shoreview, St. Cloud, St. Paul, Stillwater

MISSISSIPPI: Biloxi, Jackson, Jonestown, Oxford, Starkville, Tupelo

MISSOURI: Camdenton, Cape Girardeau, Columbia, Kansas City, Lake St. Louis, Osage Beach, Rolla, Springfield, St. Louis

MONTANA: Bozeman, Dillon, Dutton, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, Missoula, Whitefish

NEBRASKA: Belgrade, Gothenburg, Grand Island, Hastings, Lincoln, Omaha

NEVADA: Las Vegas, Reno

NEW HAMPSHIRE: Concord, Conway, Gofftown, Hanover, Keene, Milford, Plymouth, Wakefield, Walpole, Wolfeboro

NEW JERSEY: Atlantic City, Bloomfield, Cedar Grove, Cherry Hill, Englewood, Hackensack, Hackettstown, Highland Park, Lambertville, Maplewood, Marlton, Merchantville, Montclair, Moorestown, Ocean Gate, Secaucus, Stirling, Woodstown

NEW MEXICO: Albuquerque, Carlsbad, Las Cruces, Rinconada, Santa Fe, Silver City, Taos, Truth or Consequences

NEW YORK: Albany, Bay Shore, Bellport, Binghamton, Brooklyn, Buffalo, Chatham, Cherry Valley, Cooperstown, Coram, Dobbs Ferry, East Norwich, Elmira, Farmingdale, Flushing, Garden City, Greenport, Ithaca, Johnson City, Kingston, Liberty, Nanuet, New Hartford, New Paltz, New York, Oneonta, Patchogue, Poughkeepsie, Rochester, Saranac Lake, Sarasota Springs, Saugerties, Schenectady, Setauket, Southampton, Staatsburg, Staten Island, Stony Brook, Syracuse, Troy, Trumansburg, Utica, Wading River, Watertown, Woodstock, Yonkers

NORTH CAROLINA: Asheville, Belhaven, Boone, Burnsville, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Charlottesville, Columbus, Cullowhee, Fayetteville, Fletcher, Raleigh, Shelby, Southport, Waynesville, Wilmington

NORTH DAKOTA: Fargo, Minot

OHIO: Akron, Archbold, Bellevue, Cambridge, Cincinnati, Circleville, Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, Columbus, Dayton, Delaware, Jefferson, Kent, Lima, Medina, Oberlin, Reynoldsburg, Sandusky, Springfield, Stoutsville, Tiffin, Toledo, University Heights, Westerville, Wilmington, Youngstown

OKLAHOMA: Fort Gibson, Norman, Oklahoma City, Tulsa

OREGON: Albany, Bend, Corvallis, Cottage Grove, Enterprise, Eugene, Grants Pass, Lincoln City, Manzanita, Medford, Pendleton, Portland, Salem, The Dalles

PENNSYLVANIA: Allentown, Bally, Bangor, Beaver, Bellefonte, Bethlehem, Bryn Athyn, Chambersburg, Coatesville, Easton, Emmaus, Erie, Harrisburg, Hatboro, Hatfield, Healdsburg, Hellerton, Honesdale, Huntingdon, Jenkintown, Jim Thorpe, Kutztown, Lancaster, Lansdowne, Lewisburg, Middleburg, Mohnton, Nazareth, New Tripoli, Norristown, Pennsburg, Philadelphia, Phillipsburg, Pittsburgh, Schnecksville, Squirrel Hill, St. Davids, State College, Valley Forge, Warminster, Wellsboro, West Chester, Wilkes-Barre, Williamsport, Worcester, Wynnewood, York

RHODE ISLAND: Newport, Providence

SOUTH CAROLINA: Anderson, Charleston, Florence, Greenville, Myrtle Beach

SOUTH DAKOTA: Custer, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Spearfish

TENNESSEE: Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Mountain City, Nashville, Sevierville

TEXAS: Abilene, Amarillo, Austin, Beaumont, Bellarie, Brownsville, Cameron, Cedar Park, Colleyville, Comfort, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Denton, El Paso, Ft. Worth, Galveston, Granbury, Houston, Lubbock, McAllen, Rowlett, San Antonio, Wichita Falls

UTAH: Logan, Moab, Salt Lake City

VERMONT: Barre, Brattleboro, Bristol, Burlington, Craftsbury Common, Essex Junction, Hardwick, Manchester, Newport, Richmond, Ripton, Rutland, St. Johnsbury, Williston

VIRGINIA: Abingdon, Arlington, Augusta, Blacksburg, Chantilly, Charlottesville, Falls Church, Floyd, Fredericksburg, Harrisonburg, Leesburg, Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke, Staunton, Waynesboro, Williamsburg

WASHINGTON: Anacortes, Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, Centralia, Edwards, Gig Harbor, Kingston, Lacey, Langley, Longview, Lopez Village, Mercer Island, Mount Vernon, Olympia, Port Angeles, Port Orchard, Port Townsend, Poulsbo, Redmond, Seattle, Silverdale, Snohomish, Spokane, Suquamish, Swinomish Reservation, Tacoma, Vancouver, Walla Walla, Wenatchee

WEST VIRGINIA: Charleston, Clarksburg, Martinsburg, Parkersburg, Wheeling

WISCONSIN: Algoma, Appleton, Ashland, Beloit, Brookfield, Burlington, Cable, De Pere, Eau Claire, Fish Creek, Hayward, Janesville, Kenosha, Madison, Manitowoc, Marshfield, Menomonie, Milwaukee, Minocqua, Monona, Mukwonago, Oshkosh, Port Washington, Racine, Rice Lake, Ripon, Sheboygan, Sister Bay, St. Croix Falls, Sturgeon Bay, Superior, Viroqua, Watertown, Waukesha, Wausau, West Allis, Wisconsin Dells

WYOMING: Casper, Cheyenne, Lander, Laramie, Sheridan

 http://www.unitedforpeace.org | 212-868-5545

 http://www.unitedforpeace.org/events. A state-by-state listing of the towns and cities where events will occur is below. If you know of an event not represented on this list, please add it to our website calendar at  http://www.unitedforpeace.org/events. If you live in a community where no event is planned yet, organize your own -- make a few signs, call a few friends, and gather in a high-profile location to demonstrate your opposition to this pointless war.

 http://www.iraqpledge.org/ There will be numerous protests outside military recruitment centers, to counter the predatory targeting of youth by the U.S. armed forces, in places ranging from Tucscon, Arizona to Springfield, Missouri to Williston, Vermont. And there will be an array of nonviolent civil disobedience actions across the country, many as part of a new National Campaign of Nonviolent Resistance Against the War in Iraq (visit  http://www.iraqpledge.org/ for more information).

 http://www.unitedforpeace.org/faith This weekend will also mark the formal launching of Clergy and Laity Concerned About Iraq. Nurtured by United for Peace and Justice, this new national faith-based network is focusing on the immorality of the war and occupation. Visit  http://www.unitedforpeace.org/faith for highlighted events and more information.

 http://www.ncpeacejustice.org Many of the events throughout the country will feature veterans and family members of active-duty soldiers speaking out against the war. In Fayetteville, NC, home of Ft. Bragg, military families and veterans have been central to organizing what promises to be an extraordinary mobilization. If you live in driving distance from Fayetteville, we urge you to join this powerful event (visit  http://www.ncpeacejustice.org for more details).
Difficult to Read this Report 23.Mar.2005 00:59

Rebecca Valencia peace_intheOzarks (no spam) hotmail.com

For everyone trying to read this report, I apologize about the format. I had to embed the text, because I do not have the techology for attachment formats required by the Portland IMC.

If you'd like to see a "CLEAN" report...... please see the Kansas City, MO IMC or the North Carolina IMC.

Every single IMC available on 3-22-2005 was researched to collect this data. There is still much work to be done to make this a complete report with all the statistics from all the cities organizing M19 protests.

No apologies, please ! ! 23.Mar.2005 23:10

Progressive Democrat

excellent reporting

no apology indicated