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Demonstrators hit the streets yesterday, to protest the second anniversary of the Iraqi war. One protest started in Harlem, followed by a rally in Central Park featured words from Representative Charles Rangel ("It's one thing to go to war; it's another thing to mislead the American people") and other politicans. Protestors also went to Mayor Bloomberg's Upper East Side townhouse. One protest organized by United for Peace and Justice stopped traffic in Times Square when they laid down next to coffins; police arrested 27 of the protesters there. Manhattan resident, David McReynolds, age 75, told WNBC 4, "This country was founded by acts of civil disobedience," as he marched with the UPJ group.

Photo of NYPD arresting Times Square protestors from the Associated Press