No War Toys Action at Toys”R”Us

On December 4th the Granny Peace Brigade returned to the Times Square to say loud and clear, NO WAR TOYS!”

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Part of our group gathered outside the recruiting station in Times Square. As soon as the police realized we were demonstrating they asked us to “move along.”
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So we marched with our signs to Toys”R”Us.
Mean while….
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…four groups of three or four people inside the store bought tickets to the Ferris wheel. Once we were in the air we unfurled our banners and began to sing, “All we are saying is give peace a chance.” People on all the balconies surrounding the atrium could see our banners. Most but not all agreed with us.
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Below us on the entrance floor the Raging Grannies joined us in song.
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Soon enough store personnel asked us to leave. Ferris wheel riders were refunded the price of our tickets so in effect our speech was free.
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We continued to sing and hold our banners high as we were escorted out.
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This is the beginning of our No War Toys campaign. Please join us. More info: www.grannypeacebrigade.org
YouTube No War Toys video

– Edith Cresmer
for the Granny Peace Brigade
Photos 1, 2, 4, 6 & 7 – Bud Korotzer
Photos 3 & 5 – Eva-Lee Baird

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