CODEPINK Protests Vern Buchanan
Vern Buchanan is getting a warm welcome to Congress from District 13 residents.
For the second day in a row, anti-war demonstrators took to the street corner in front of Rep. Vern Buchanan’s Sarasota office.
A day after MoveOn.org held a rally calling for a troop withdrawal, CODEPINK took their turn in opposing the war in Iraq. The group, a women-initiated peace movement, said they wanted to show Buchanan that thousands of people in the district want the troops to come home.
Many of the protesters on Friday were the same people who had been on the corner on Thursday with MoveOn.Org.
But as the name CODEPINK suggests, the group of more than 40 protesters mostly wore pink clothes and chanted phrases like: “Hey, hey, ho, ho, Bush and Cheney have to go.”
Buchanan voted against the nonbinding resolution against the surge.