For the last 330 Wednesdays, a group of “grannies” (along with some others) have met on Fifth Avenue at the eastern entrance to Rockefeller Center to protest the American presence in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The demonstrations began Jan. 14, 2004, without missing a week.
On 5th Ave., a Grandmothers’ Protest as Endless as the Wars
By Clyde Haberman
So what is it about? It isn’t as if the government is about to change course because a few elderly women and men stand on Fifth Avenue. Why do this every week?
“The point is to interfere with the routine,” Ms. Heinz said. “As people walk down the street, it has an impact on their consciousness. If it engages them, it’s fine. If it infuriates them, it’s fine.”
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