Over 100 arrested in Iraq war protests

Police arrested more than 100 protesters in San Francisco and New York City March 19 as the US marked the fourth anniversary of the Iraq invasion. “Stop the money, stop the war,” protesters chanted outside New York’s Stock Exchange as police hauled 44 away for blocking the entrance. The protesters said they were directing attention to defense contractors such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Halliburton and General Electric, whose profits have soared since the invasion. Thousands rallied against the war in recent days nationwide, including in New York, Washington DC, San Francisco and Los Angeles. (Reuters, March 20)

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