Antiwar, Syrian, and Egyptian protesters at the White House 8-31

On the 31st of August, three different rallies converged on the White House. The first was an antiwar rally, hurredly called as Obama spoke on delaying his attack on Syria. The second was a pro intervention Syrian protest. The third was a pro-Morsi Egyptian protest condemning the coup. They marched to the Egyptian military attache’s office.

As Obama was speaking, things heated up between protesters supporting and opposing intervention in Syria. Horse cops were used to separate the two sides.

Later, some of the antiwar protesters confronted the pro Morsi protesters. One Egyptian opposing Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood who was part of the antiwar contingent was arrested on an unknown charge.

Shortly therafter, the pro Morsi contingent marched on the offices of the Egyptian military attache.

There is one point that could have been raised today: The number of Syrians killed by the gas attack (1100 claimed) is similar to the number of Egyptians killed by the assaults on protesters in Egypt (900 claimed), yet US policy is sharply different.

VIDEO:An Egyptian is arrested counterprotesting the Morsi supporters
VIDEO:Morsi supporters march to the office of the Egyptian military attache

Horse cops move in to separate antiwar protesters from Syrians supportingf intervention. Photo by John Zangas

Horse cops move in to separate antiwar protesters from Syrians supportingf intervention. Photo by John Zangas

pro and anti intervention protesters. Photo by John Zangas

pro and anti intervention protesters. Photo by John Zangas

One Egyptian man was arrested while counterprotesting the pro Morsi protesters in Lafayette park

One Egyptian man was arrested while counterprotesting the pro Morsi protesters in Lafayette park

The pro Morsi contingent on the move. I do not know if all of the participants actually support Morsi or just regard him as the "lesser of two evils" vs the coup government.

The pro Morsi contingent on the move. I do not know if all of the participants actually support Morsi or just regard him as the “lesser of two evils” vs the coup government.

The pro Morsi contingent on the move. I do not know if all of the participants actually support Morsi or just regard him as the "lesser of two evils" vs the coup government.

The pro Morsi contingent on the move. I do not know if all of the participants actually support Morsi or just regard him as the “lesser of two evils” vs the coup government.

Cops videotaping protesters with equipment John Zangas recognized as normally used for arrestees. FACIAL RECOGNITION database suspected, time to get out the sunglasses. Photo by Zangas

Cops videotaping protesters with equipment John Zangas recognized as normally used for arrestees. FACIAL RECOGNITION database suspected, time to get out the sunglasses. Photo by Zangas

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