Elon students and faculty joined some 6,000 political activists in
Raleigh for the Worldwide Day of Protest Saturday, Feb. 15 to express their
disagreements, frustrations and concerns regarding the escalating
possibility of a United States attack on Iraq.
"It was a typical kind of U.S. protest rally in that people were doing
introductions and speeches with singers interspersed," said Jim Pickens,
sociology professor at Elon. Although it was hard for protesters to hear all
of the messages throughout the afternoon, chants repeating the basic ideas
of the speeches carried the main theme for...