SAN ANTONIO – On October 26 a coalition of political, religious and peace groups marched against the idea of attacking Iraq, The march started in the downtown area, and wound its way to the Alamo, several blocks away. It grew to approximately 700 participants.

It was held the same day as national marches in Washington, D.C., and San Francisco along with many local ones took place.

Upon arriving at the Alamo, a “human billboard” was formed which consisted of marchers lining both sides of the street in front of the Alamo and urging motorists to “Honk for peace.” A participating organization called Food Not Bombs began serving chalupas, and a drum circle was formed. Police issued citations to three of the many passing motorists who honked in support of the demonstrators.

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