Saturday, August 27, 2005

Dueling Rallies In Crawford, Texas |

CBS News | Dueling Rallies In Crawford, Texas | August 27, 2005 16:39:44: "This one-stoplight town of 700 residents near President Bush's ranch braced for thousands of visitors Saturday, most in a cross-country caravan for a pro-Bush rally and others to support Cindy Sheehan's anti-war demonstration.

CBS News Correspondent Mark Knoller reports that at Sheehan's base camp, there were cheers of welcome as more anti-war protestors arrived by bus. A few miles away in the heart of Crawford, they rang a replica of the Liberty Bell at a gathering of counter-protestors who back Mr. Bush's Iraq policies.

More than 3,000 people were expected at the school football stadium for a pro-Bush rally, the culmination of the 'You don't speak for me, Cindy!' tour that started last week in California.

It would be the largest counter protest since Sheehan started camping out off the road leading to Bush's ranch Aug. 6, soon after his Texas vacation began. She vowed to remain unless he talked to her about the war with Iraq that claimed the life of her son Casey and more than 1,870 other U.S. soldiers. "


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