I missed this event, but have heard much about it's emotional power from a few who caught it. The Oregonian:
"We're trying to bring a taste of what an occupied city feels like," said Army Spc. Garret Reppenhagen, one of the participants.Outside of citizen groups and public demonstrations, and the occasional independent media panel, there is very little mention or convention sponsored discussion of the War in Iraq here at the DNCC.
Reppenhagen was a sniper with the 1st Infantry Division who served at Baquaba, Iraq from Feb. 2004 to Feb. 2005, as well as a 9 month peace keeping tour in Kosovo.
"We're here mainly to show some of the stuff we experienced in Iraq," he said. Escorted by Aurora, Colo., police, the group performed its street theater for about half an hour, handing out leaflets along the way.
It wasn't a protest against Democrats or the party's presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, organizers said. It was a plea to end the war.