St. Louis Public Radio News
12:57 pm
Mon January 20, 2003

Anti-War Protestors Hear from Washington Rallyers

St. Louis, MO – A couple hundred people stood on the steps of St. Francis Xavier Church in Grand Center to protest a possible war against Iraq.

The candlelight vigil is a weekly event, but the group last night heard from some people who had just returned from Washington and this past weekend's anti-war rally.

Kelly Rose, a grad student at St. Louis University, was among those who made the trip. She said the rally in Washington was a boost to people who previously had kept their opposition to military action secret.

A number of protestors brought signs with quotations from Martin Luther King Junior as part of their anti-war message.