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Celebrities Pack D.C. War Protest

Celebrities Pack D.C. War Protest

More Hollywood celebrities sparkled the dais than button-down Washington typically sees in a month.
Oscar-award winner Sean Penn had a warning for politicians on the ballot in 2008. "If they don't stand up and make a resolution as binding as the death toll, we are not going to be behind those politicians," he said.
With a reporter's credential, Penn visited Iraq in November 2003 and recently traveled to Iran.
The husband and wife anti-war duo, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins, also spoke.
"This past November the American people sent a resounding signal to Washington, D.C., and the world. We want change. We want this war to end. And how did Bush respond? Twenty-one thousand, five hundred more will risk their lives for his misguided war. Is impeachment still off the table? Let's get him out of office," Robbins said.
The crowd responded, "Impeach Bush, impeach Bush, impeach Bush!"
Jane Fonda, who recently wrapped a film with Lindsay Lohan, brought along her daughter and grandchildren. Fonda said she used to take her daughter to anti-war protests in the 1970s. "I'm proud they're here but I'm so sad we still have to do this," she said. Fonda was married to anti-war activist Tom Hayden during the Vietnam war.


Updated : 2021-08-06 12:04 GMT+08:00