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Anti War Protests in Los Angeles

A group of anti-war protesters chanted and some banged drums as a protest group grew slowly during the noon hour to about 500 people at the federal building in West Los Angeles. Organizers there say they plan to stage another protest in the evening if the United States begins an attack on Iraq.

Standing on the sidewalk along busy Wilshire Boulevard, some demonstrators urged passing motorists to join the demonstration. Some of the protestors said they were from the nearby U.C.L.A. campus and from area high schools. Their chants included “Stop Bush!” and “One two three four we donĀ“t want no war!” Signs carried by a few protestors read: “Peace is Patriotic” and “Oil Kills.”

Several blocks away, a group of about 12 British citizens demonstrated in front of the British Consulate in Los Angeles.