Orange Fridays

The urgent color of orange — the color that has been assigned to those detained and tortured with no due process — must become the color of a gathering sentiment to end the Bush regime and reverse its program.

Flyer distributed at Orange Fridays rally

Union Square Park is the site of countless protests and demonstrations. This evening I stumbled across a particularly colorful one: a coalition of anti-war, anti-administration activists holding the first rally of their “Declare it Now: Wear Orange” campaign.

Supporters of the group called The World Can’t Wait/Drive Out the Bush Regime vowed to wear orange every Friday to show opposition to Bush’s policies. They are calling for “impeachment, resignation or indictment.” The protesters plan to meet every week in Union Square at 5:00 p.m. and hope to make Orange Fridays a nationwide movement.

Please note: this political movement should not be confused with the Orange Fridays promotion sponsored by the San Francisco Giants baseball team.

Distributing flyers
Distributing flyers

Protesting with papa

Parading through the park
Parading through the park

Veteran protester
Veteran protester

Drumming up attention

Adjusting the microphone
Adjusting the microphone

Blindfolded singer

Torture + Silence = Complicity
Banner on the stage

Buying badges

Selling orange t-shirts and bandanas

All oranged-up

Buying an orange shirt

“I’ve been doing this all my life,” she said.

The World Can’t Wait
San Francisco Giants: ‘Orange Fridays’


4 Responses to Orange Fridays

  1. The Pedant says:

    I see “orange” and “parade,” and I think Ulstermen.


  2. moi says:

    Great collection of shots…..


  3. Meg says:

    Orange reminded me of that Gates exhibition at Central Park:)


  4. julia says:

    Somehow you saw our protest against export of coal to Asia and global warming and I’ll see your protest when it downloads. Liked your willingness to comment about your leader. Sand modelling is an unexpected sight, looks fun.


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