Tulsa and several other communities hold anti-war vigils

Thursday, August 18th 2005, 6:24 am
By: News On 6

Candlelight vigils were held Wednesday night across Oklahoma and the country protesting the war in Iraq.

Hundreds of communities participated, including Tulsa. This event attracted about 50 people to Woodward Park at 21st and Peoria. The anti-war protestors say the vigils are a way to show support for Cindy Sheehan, who's become the icon of the anti-war movement. They hope to send a message to the President.

Tulsa resident Bob Jackman: "I think it's the war effort and how we got in to it and people are saying hey wait a minute and again, the deaths. The deaths keep coming in. More and more and more."

Another vigil was held in Tulsa at 31st and Riverside.

Other vigils were held in Sapulpa, Sand Springs, Muskogee, and Oklahoma City.