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A member of Students for a Democratic Society holds up a sign protesting giving up education funds to pay for the Iraq war during a demonstration on the war's fifth anniversary.

A member of Students for a Democratic Society holds up a sign protesting giving up education funds to pay for the Iraq war during a demonstration on the war's fifth anniversary.1Picture by Molly BruneBlair junior Laura Moya writes Funk the War on the ground in chalk.2Picture by Molly BruneProtest organizers encouraged the protesters to write messages encouraging peace all over the streets in chalk.3Picture by Molly BruneMany Blair students including junior Vanessa Hoy and sophomores Joe Hammer and Rachel Gelding participated in the protest.4Picture by Molly BruneDemonstrators place stickers asking for peace on everything, from cars and buildings to signs and poles.5Picture by Molly BruneThe police physically move a protester to the sidewalk in order to clear the streets so that cars can cross.6Picture by Molly BruneFreshman Blazer Clara Kelly holds up a sign condemning the government's current plan in Iraq.7Picture by Molly BruneCode Pink uses a bed to make puns about the war such as "tired of war" and "wake up America."8Picture by Molly BruneStudents for a Democratic Society painted desks with the slogan "Funk the War" to emphasize their point that more money should be spent on schools instead of the Iraq war. 9Picture by Molly BruneSome of the students that organized the protest chained themselves to desks in the middle of the intersection of Connecticut Ave. and 18th St.10Picture by Molly Brune2007 graduate Jon Berger helped organize the protest.11Picture by Molly BruneThe Funk the War protest is different from other protests in that it encourages people to dance down the streets instead of just marching.12Picture by Molly BruneProtesters block an intersection while waiting for police to try to shove them out of the way of traffic.13Picture by Molly Brune
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