Peaceful Protests Greet Start of GOP Convention

Protesters against President Bush march on 7th Ave.

Protesters against President Bush, organized by the group United for Peace and Justice, march on 7th Ave. in front of Madison Square Garden, Aug. 29, 2004. Reuters hide caption

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Anti-Bush protesters

Anti-Bush protesters gather in New York City Sunday, a day before the start of the GOP convention. Anne Hawke, NPR hide caption

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As the Republicans prepare to start their national convention, hundreds of thousands of protesters descend on New York City, marching past Madison Square Garden. Police were ready for violence, but the demonstration went peacefully. Hear NPR's Margot Adler.

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