Cindy Sheehan at Fresno Peace Rally

March 23, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan was in Fresno today to speak at a downtown peace rally, and even the rain couldn't keep the crowd away.Musical acts performed under a tent, and people of all ages used rain gear and umbrellas to stay dry during peace Fresno's 8th annual "Rally in the Valley."

Several local peace organizations joined together to call for the end of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Cindy Sheehan's son, Casey, died in Iraq in 2004; and in 2005, she got international attention when she camped outside, near President Bush's Crawford Ranch.

Since then, she says the anti-war movement has suffered. "It really has changed the mood of the country. The anti war movement was really strong after that, until democrats got elected, and then it kind of fizzled it. So one of my messages too is that it doesn't matter if it's a Democrat or Republican we can't give up our responsibilities," said Cindy Sheehan.

It's been six years since the U.S. invaded Iraq. Other peace rallies were held across the country this weekend to mark the anniversary.

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