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NO U.S. FORCES IN THE MIDDLE EAST NO BLOOD FOR OIL January 1991 March on Washington
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Pink background with an illustration of three oil containers with a picture of a skull and crossbones on the middle can which also has oil spilling out from its side. Text appears on top and bottom of illustration

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In January 1991, dual marches took place in Washington where protestors came together to voice their displeasure with the United States role in the Gulf War. The first protest was held on January 19 with an estimated 25,000 people in attendance while the second protest held on the 26t is estimated to have had 75,000 protesters . The numbers for the January 26 protest are debated, with some organizers believing the number to be closer to 225,000. The protest came days after the commencement of Operation Desert Storm. Serving as a response against Iraq's invasion and annexation of its neighbor, Kuwait, the United States, in coalition with 35 fellow nations launched a counter offensive against Iraq. The protests in Washington argued that war was not in the best interests of the United States and that rather, the conflict should end in a cease-fire as opposed to an all out war. The war on the ground continued until February 24, where Iraqi resistance nearing its collapse caused for President George H.W. Bush declaring a ceasefire, thus ending the Persian Gulf War.    

Source:  Applebome, P. (1991, January 27). WAR IN THE GULF: Antiwar Rallies; DAY OF PROTESTS IS THE BIGGEST YET. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/1991/01/27/us/war-in-the-gulf-antiwar-rallies-day...

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