“What do we want?” came the cry.
“Peace!” came the answer.
“When do we want it?” came the cry.
“Now!” came the answer.
And therein lay the crux of the matter. At 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, a small crowd of roughly 300 protestors had gathered outside the courthouse at 10th and Wells in Milwaukee carrying placards and banners and stickers. Some wore buttons and pins. There was one dog with signs hang along its back. A few small children darted here and there among the adults. Some of the adults were on foot, some sitting on benches, and some in wheelchairs. There were toddlers, preteens, high school students, college students, middle aged adults and senior citizens. There were about an equal number of men and women. And there were sporadic, almost random burst of enthusiasm.
Other than that, it felt a bit like a not-very-well-attended bake sale.