As President Obama and First Lady Michelle rode into Asheville on Friday, April 23, several anti-war protesters lined the Charlotte Street bridge over I-240 hoping to get their attention. Here’s some observations and photos from local photographer Jerry Nelson:
The purpose of it was really all over the map. Some of them were out there to tell Obama “we love you but we don’t like the war.” Some of them were out there saying “Obama we don’t like you.” Some of them were saying “Obama, quit telling us lies, we want the truth.”
The only common theme seemed to be that they wanted to raise up the volume and pump up the buzz for the message of “bring peace now, and let’s quit this war. Quit spending money on the military-industrial complex.”
More photos from Jerry Nelson are online here.