Various groups in Asheville have been marking the fifth anniversary of the war in Iraq this week. On Tuesday, members of the local chapter of Veterans for Peace gathered on South Lexington Avenue to read the names of the U.S. military men and women who have died in the war, and memorialize all the victims of war.
At 5 p.m. today — Wednesday, March 19 — activists will gather for a rally in downtown Asheville. The group plans to go into the streets of Asheville to protest.
— Jason Sandford, multimedia editor