Anti-war protesters marched from the Lincoln Memorial to the Pentagon on Saturday, March 17, 2007. The march followed the route taken by protesters of the Vietnam war 40 years earlier, and took place two days before the fourth anniversary of the war in Iraq.
Park Police informally estimated the number of protesters at 20-30 thousand. The number was smaller than hoped for by protest organizers, partly as a result of a winter storm that shut down air traffic in the northeast.
The protesters were faced with raw and blusterly weather with temperatures close to freezing.
The protesters were also met by a sizeable and vocal group of counter-protesters, who jeered and heckled the marchers along the route.
Photos in this gallery were taken at the assembly area prior to the march and at the start of the march in the area between the Lincoln Memorial and Constitution Avenue known as Constitution Gardens.
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