MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The protesters gather at noon every Friday in front of the Montpelier post office, sharing signs made up years ago to tell their little part of the world why they oppose the latest war involving the United States.
There might be as few as two people in the midwinter cold, or as many as 20 at the height of summer. But a decade after the invasion of Iraq, protesters there and at similar demonstrations coast to coast still show up, determined to remind people that the U.S. is at war.
“I believe there are many, many people who know in their conscience that we are at war, that we aren’t really in any danger of being invaded by the terrorists,” said David Connor, 76, of East Montpelier, a Vietnam-era objector who’s been a Montpelier protest regular for years. “There’s more terror in the world for fear of what we can do and have done than there is fear that there are terrorists going to take over countries like this.”