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Orlando Anti-war Protest Oct27

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20071029 | 02:05 pm

Although it was raining most of the day, the United for Peace and Justice Anti-war rally at Lake Eola in Orlando, Florida, had a really good turnout. There were many speakers at the event, maybe too many, but the testimony given by Iraqi war veteran Clifton Hicks made it all worth it, as his accounts of what happened during his deployment in Iraq moved many to tears.

As the march started, the skies opened up and a deluge of rain came down. The marchers moved through the streets undeterred, and at about a mile into the march, came upon a small group of pro-war protesters that call themselves the Gathering of Eagles. These self proclaimed “real Americans” yelled hateful phrases and gave the old middle finger salute to everyone as they walked by. This conflict was pretty much over before it started, because the ratio of anti-war protesters to pro-war protesters was so great.

Below are the photos I took in Orlando on October 27th 2007. If you would like to see more photos from other anti-war protest I have covered, you can take a look at my Flickr or deviantART galleries.


Florida for Peace


Something good has begun


Born to Kill


Senator Mike Gravel


Military Families Speak Out


If You're Not Outraged


Bush's Last Day


Blood For Oil


Obama'08


Lydia Vickers


Antoine Demetrius Smith


Grandmothers for Peace


Make Art Not War


Mean People Suck


Anti-Imperialist Contingent


Give Peace a Vote


Anti-Flag


Clifton Hicks


For All We Know


Peace Love & Happiness


A Bird in the Hand


or Lose Jihad


Infidel


War is not the Answer


Would Jesus Bomb?

All photos by Danny Hammontree

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Playgirl's Mechanical World

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from: playgirl
date: 20071029 06:18 pm (UTC)
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Shameful that two OLD men would throw birdies like that. Not a dignified manner of expressing their stand on what they believe.

The photos were wonderful as usual. Hard as I try, my pics will never come out as yours do!

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20071030 02:12 am (UTC)
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I think the old men had a little too much to drink... Their inhibitions must have been pretty loose ;)


Maybe someday I can give you some photography lessons :)

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duccio

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from: duccio
date: 20071029 06:26 pm (UTC)
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A spectacular set. Thanks.

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20071030 02:12 am (UTC)
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thank you :)

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aboutlooking

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from: aboutlooking
date: 20071029 07:55 pm (UTC)
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Great images, Danny.

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20071030 02:13 am (UTC)
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thank you :)

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Todd Page

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from: toddpage
date: 20071030 02:40 pm (UTC)
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I really ove your protest shot, they have such an energy... my favorites are the ones I believe are of the eagles.

Awesome, awesome work. thanks for sharing.

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date: 20071107 08:39 pm (UTC)
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Hello,

My name is A Roc and I'm an independent journalist that works with Sarasota Indymedia (http://sarasota.indymedia.org) and I was wondering if I could I use some of your photos for our upcoming print edition thats dropping at the end of the week. As it turns out, two of the people in the photos are my friends in Saraosota (and one is my girlfriend!).
Holla back: AdamRoca@gmail.com

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20071126 04:54 am (UTC)
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You are more than welcome :)

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manifest_now

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from: manifest_now
date: 20071124 03:49 pm (UTC)
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Awesome work... you always capture the grit, the hope, the despair... all of it. You really have a gift.

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20071126 04:54 am (UTC)
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Thank you :)

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20071126 04:54 am (UTC)
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Thank you :)

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Idetrorce

from: anonymous
date: 20071215 04:23 pm (UTC)
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very interesting, but I don't agree with you
Idetrorce

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i love you all

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date: 20080125 03:33 am (UTC)
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i love you all peace lovers

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Great photos

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date: 20080126 01:48 pm (UTC)
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Zan Cro

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from: zancro
date: 20100928 05:49 pm (UTC)
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Happy Birthday

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meh

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from: skichik
date: 20101221 11:59 am (UTC)
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you still alive ?

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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20101231 04:29 pm (UTC)
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I'm Alive!

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date: 20110409 01:36 am (UTC)
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date: 20110414 09:14 am (UTC)
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Danny Hammontree

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from: dannyhammontree
date: 20110414 02:43 pm (UTC)
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Thanks :)

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Zan Cro

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from: zancro
date: 20110928 03:50 pm (UTC)
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Happy Birthday soon!

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from: brackettbyh
date: 20111103 02:27 am (UTC)
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