Martin Sheen was one of the many celebrities at a protest in Los Angeles yesterday on the anniversary of the start of the Iraq war in 2003.
From the Los Angeles Times:
"Actor Martin Sheen, who plays U.S. President Josiah Bartlet in the television series "The West Wing," drew some of the loudest cheers with his call to end the war.
"Let my country awake," he concluded, quoting India's first Nobel laureate, the late Rabindranath Tagore.
After Sheen's speech, Vietnam War veteran Edward Smith, 56, who opposes the war in Iraq, leaned over a metal guardrail and called out to Sheen, "Why isn't anyone up there talking about the troops?"
Sheen paused to talk to Smith, pointing out the makeshift coffins carried by the protesters. "We want them home safely," Sheen said of the troops."
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