Wednesday, March 9, 2011 , Updated 12:00 a.m., March 19, 2011
Dallas rally to “stop wasting America’s resources” takes place March 19
Ralliers ask to bring the troops home and end the war.
DALLAS We have seen a flush of protests in North Texas lately. The biggest splash recently was when El Centro students protested the statewide budget cuts on education last week, which ended in two student arrests. One student still alleges that his right to free speech and right to assemble were hampered.
(Neither of those were as stripped down as the bikini protest last year, but to each their own.)
On March 19, the Rally to Stop Wasting America's Resources kicks off Mockingbird Station. The date was picked because it's the 8th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. The Dallas Peace Center, which is hosting the event, says the U.S. will spend $1 trillion this year on the war while we face financial crises at home. They rally to:
- End the wars and occupations: Bring troops home now
- Stand for civil rights and human dignity at home and abroad
- Fund jobs, health care, education, and human needs, not the war
Ralliers can gather at Mockingbird Station at 11 a.m. At 11:30 a.m., the group will march west toward Airline Road, turn north on Airline Road and east on Potomac. The rally takes place at Potomac Park from noon to 1:30 p.m. on March 19.
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