Source: The Boston Globe
On February 16, 2003 The Boston Globe reported that "more than 1,200 Boston area residents boarded buses before down for the five-hour ride to New York City to take part in the massive protest against a possible war in Iraq. Other New Englanders rallied in Augusta, Maine, Concord, N.H., and Williamstown... the protesters included everyone from college students to astrophysicists to self-proclaimed witches. Some bus riders were veteran protesters who last held a picket sign decades ago to oppose the Vietnam War. Others... were first timers. Regardless of their backgrounds, all shared the same desire to show President Bush that not every American believes the country should invade Iraq."