Single Woman Anti-War Vigil

1 decade 10 months 3 weeks ago April 05, 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT in News
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Shirley Yurkonis stood alone in St. Joseph's Civic Center Park Thursday night, holding the 41-page catalog listing the dead. She had expected 20 people to turn out for the candlelight vigil, one of more than 1200 nationwide and several across Missouri. Only four members of the local media were there. Yurkonis said she regrets that people didn't come because she believes such protests are "very worthwhile." The vigils are affiliated with MoveOn.org. There were similar gatherings in St. Louis, Kansas City, Columbia and other Missouri cities Thursday night. An all-day event is going on Friday at Washington University's main quad, where protesters are displaying 2,000 mock tombstones.

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