Many supporters of Lt. Watada joined a mass march of 10,000 in San Francisco January 27, 2007 to call for an immediate withdrawal of troops from the ongoing occupation war in Iraq. A number of speakers talked about the need to support Lt. Ehren Watada, the first officer to publicly refuse deployment to Iraq, during his upcoming Feb. 5 court martial at Fort Lewis, Washington. One of those speakers was Lt. Watadas mother Carolyn Ho. The crowd was also urged to remember Army Spc. Agustin Aguayo who is facing a March court martial, a seven years in prison, for refusing to return to Iraq. Spc. Aguayo filled for a conscientious objector discharge during his previous deployment to Iraq in February 2004. He served a full year there, all the while refusing to load his weapon. The military denied his discharge anyway.
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Thousands March in SF to Demand “Out of Iraq Now!”
Lt. Watada supporters and mom join J27 SF anti-war march
Photo gallery by Jeff Paterson / Courage to Resist