Protesters plead for peace as deadline nears

Sunday, March 16th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- Nearly 400 people lined the streets of downtown Oklahoma City Sunday for a peace walk.

Nearly an hour after President Bush promised to end diplomacy Monday with Iraq if the country does not agree to disarm, peace activists prayed the president would have a change of heart.

In a silent procession, the group wound its way around the Oklahoma City National Memorial, site of the former Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building that was destroyed by a terrorist bomb in 1995.

Along the route the group met a few people carrying signs in support of the 300,000 troops who have been shipped overseas as part of the war on terrorism.

The group took part in an international candlelight vigil Sunday evening.