San Francisco Antiwar Photos
January 18, 2003
Not in our Name Anti War March
Market Street Anti War Demonstration
Los Angeles INS Registration protest
Japanese American Human Rights Monitors
Photos by Brian Minami
More than 100,000 people form a two mile long procession on Market Street in downtown San Francisco, Saturday, January 18, 2003, to oppose a planned U.S. invasion of Iraq. Some bring home-baked signs which openly mock the president. Organizers presume that the the hundreds of thousands of people in San Francisco and Washington DC comprise the largest preemptive antiwar protest in history. People seek high ground to survey the crowd. protesters appear to be in a jolly mood. Many families participate in the peaceful march. The beautiful weather encourages some to make a combination of statements. A few fulfill a higher mission. For two hours, a seemingly endless stream of marchers pile into the packed crowd at the Civic Center Plaza. Lebanese Armenian Harut Demirjian, left, exits the jail beneath the L.A. Federal Building, Friday, January 10, 2003, after spending the night with a group of 24 immigrants detained at the INS registration. Demirjian's uncle, right, posted the $2500 bail bond. Japanese American teachers and community leaders (l-r) Tony Osumi, Kathy Masaoka and Evelyn Yoshimura join the ACLU and Muslim organizations at the downtown Los Angeles Federal Building, Friday, January 10, 2003 to monitor the INS registration of Middle Eastern immigrants. The Visitors Room below the Los Angeles Federal Building. Olibes -- b. July 2001 d. October 2002. We miss you, Olibes.