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Anti-War Protesters March in Fayetteville

Posted March 17, 2007 6:11 p.m. EDT
Updated March 18, 2007 8:31 a.m. EDT

— As anti-war rallies were held across the county, a similar peace rally attracted about 300 protestors in Fayetteville.

Demonstrators chanted as they walked near downtown Fayetteville and made their way to Rowan Street Park.

“We are a military family,” said protestor Lisa Townsend. “I'm opposed to this war and it's wrong.”

The Peace March and Rally marked the fourth anniversary of the beginning of the conflict in Iraq. Police officials said the march was peaceful with only one arrest.

Supporters of the war in Iraq also made their voices heard. A small group gathered across the street from the park and held up signs of support.