Between 4 and 6 pm on Friday August 3, as the temperature hit a record-matching 113 degrees, 26 AANW members and friends stood with signs and banners, waving to hundreds of passers-by. It was the first day of “no-tax weekend” so we were thrilled to be at the busy intersection of Penn and Northwest Expressway, near Penn Square Mall.
The event featured banners and signs with the artwork from our billboards campaign. You and/or you group can still sign on as endorsers or co-sponsors of the advocacy effort or donate to help defray the costs.
On February 2, members of AANW and others gathered in Oklahoma City for a streetside protest against the notion of using military action in response to the claims that Iran has a nuclear weapons program that is an imminent danger to the US or to any of Iran’s neighbors in the Middle East.
In this video, participants at the demonstration express their concerns and motivations for coming out to the event. The near-constant honking is in response to large signs calling on drivers passing by to “Honk for Peace” and “No War in Iran.”
Organizers said that the honking was the most that any such event had ever elicited in their many “Honk for Peace” events in the city.
The video was shot by Rev. Bruce Prescott of Oklahoma Mainstream Baptists.
For still photos of the event, see this Flickr album, where you can download or link to individual photos.