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Notre Dame Anti-Bush Protest

On Sunday, May 20th, about 300 people marched to Notre Dame's commencement in protest of the university inviting el Presidente Bush to give the commencement speech and giving him an honorary law degree.
On Sunday, May 20th, about 300 people marched to Notre Dame's commencement in protest of the university inviting el Presidente Bush to give the commencement speech and giving him an honorary law degree. The march began at Leeper park and ended outside of the auditorium where the commencement took place. The legal march also included a truck towing a gigantic replica of a nuclear transport container. The demonstration was also endorsed by the South Bend AFL-CIO and had a large contingent of union workers, especial from the United Steelworkers of America.

At the end of the march the Progressive Student Alliance at Notre Dame had prepared a stage and arrange for several people to speak. Several professors explained that Bushes policies did not represent the Catholic social teaching of the university. A local Green party representative advocated a change in lifestyles as a means to dealing with the impending energy crisis. the driver of the nuclear container warned about the dangers of dealing with the byproducts of nuclear power. Two speakers from the USWA talked about the growing alliance of workers across borders. They also recognized the broad spectrum of beliefs represented in the crowd and welcomed the alliance of union workers and environmentalists. Leaflets and white ribbons were distributed to those attending the commencement. The demonstration ended peacefully as the commencement began.
 
 

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