Iraq Veterans Against the War celebrate peaceful victory at DNC

from Colorado Indymedia:

Shalom Keller
Iraq Veterans Against the War member Shalom Keller speaks Aug. 27, while Jason Hurd raises his fist, at a march to end the war in Iraq. The group and its supporters drew a crowd of at least 4,000 to march from the Denver Coliseum to the Pepsi Center, where veterans held their ground against a wall of riot-gear-clad police. Despite a tense moment in which police readied tear gas canisters, a representative from Obama’s campaign acknowledged receipt of a letter from IVAW, leading the veterans to about face.

Story and photos by Emile Hallez for Colorado Indy Media

When the formation of Iraq veterans did an about face, the wall of riot-gear-clad police put away their tear gas canisters. Ominous storm clouds parted. It was an unexpected victory for the Iraq Veterans Against the War and a relief to everyone near the DNC entrance to the Pepsi Center.

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