St. Louis Public Radio News
12:26 pm
Mon January 20, 2003

War Protestors Participate in MLK March

St. Louis, MO – Peace activists say if Martin Luther King Junior were alive today, he'd oppose a war against Iraq.

Speaking at the 33rd metropolitan St. Louis observance of King, the Reverend B.T. Rice addressed the crowd of several hundred at the Old Courthouse. Rice says King's message was clear.

All across the world people of all colors and persuasions are raising their voices in unison in a plea for peace and to remember the lesson that King tried to teach and preach concerning the futility of war," Rice said to the applause of the crowd.

Exactly one year before he was assassinated, in 1967, Dr. King Jr. spoke out against the war in Vietnam. Somehow - this madness must cease, King said.