|February 5, 2003 - Demonstration in NYC after Colin Powell Presents Bush Administration's Case Against Iraq to the UN Security Council. / P1010003
Photos copyright Charlie Jenks, 2003
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Sunny Miller getting 'talked to' by the police officer who wanted to move us along, away from the recruiting station. First, he wanted to talk to our leader (there were four of us). I said we did not have a leader. He replied "Then I want to talk to the one that went into the recruiting station." I pointed to Sunny. She explained a bit about depleted uranium. He said it is "great stuff." He told her we were blocking pedestrian traffic. She calmly explained that pedestirans were walking by fine. He hung around for a while, went back into the recruiting station, and left.
[Sunny had spent 5-10 minutes in the recruiting station (a very busy one) talking to recruiters and would-be recruits. After she introduced herself and asked if they were aware of the military's use of depleted uranium, they asked her if she was interested in the military (as if to join). Sunny, who is a members of Veterans for Peace, explained that her father was a Vietnam Vet and served in 3 branches of the military. She spent most of her childhood as a child in the military and experienced the anguish of wondering if her father was going to come home from war. She then talked about the dangers of DU and the huge numbers of delayed Gulf War Casualties. After a bit, they asked her to leave and she did.]