US ‘virtual march’ over Iraq a huge success!
From the BBC:
“Thousands of anti-war activists have been bombarding the White House and senators with phone calls and e-mails in a virtual protest over the Iraq crisis.
Backed by a number of celebrities, volunteers jammed switchboards in Washington DC in an effort to force US politicians to think again over the prospect of war in the Gulf.
Organisers online democracy group MoveOn say more than 250,000 people signed up to take part in the protest and that many more joined in during Wednesday.”
As of 4:30 PM Eastern Time, over 375,000 calls and faxes have been sent!
Let’s see. Figure 8 hours (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM). Hmmm, 60 seconds in a minute * 60 minutes in an hour * 8 hours = 28,000 seconds. Divide that into 375,000 calls and faxes and – that’s more than 13 per second!