NEW YORK – Hundreds of people, mostly mothers and many toting small children, marched across the Brooklyn Bridge on Friday to protest against President Bush just days before the Republican National Convention (search) opens.
A group calling itself Mothers Against Bush (search), or MOB, organized the march, but the crowd that gathered at Cadman Plaza on the Brooklyn side of the bridge included many fathers as well.
Bush "has no thought for the future. He just trashes things for the good of the old boys. I'm worried about my children's future," said Cynthia Ruse, who was marching with her husband, Travis, and two daughters, ages 4 andaims 10,000 members in all 50 states — including Republicans, Democrats and independents.
The protesters were equipped with buttons that said "Join the MOB." They also carried diapers, baby food, and red, white and blue balloons.
"I'm not a mother, but I don't want Maya to grow up in a world where the only solution to problems is war," said Noah Haiduc-Dale, who was marching with his 3-month-old daughter.