Great Peace March For Global Nuclear Disarmament (w1989)

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Means of transport-Mezzo di trasporto-Moyen de transport: On foot-A piedi-A pied
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Internet: http://www.greatpeacemarch.org
Wikidata: https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q5599742

In 1986, about 1200 of us left Los Angeles to begin a nine-month march for disarmament--our destination Washington DC. PRO-Peace, a group formed by David Mixner, had planned the march, but expected 5,000 people to show. About two weeks into the march, PRO-Peace went bankrupt. Most folks went home, and the equipment was repossessed, as we fought the cold spring weather of the Mojave desert. The remaining 300-400 of us re-grouped, with lots of help, in the town of Barstow. Two weeks later we left Barstow, a new, humbler march, but a march nonetheless.


In November 15, 1986, we marched into DC, despite the predictions of our failure, almost 1200 strong again. About 15,000 people were there to greet us--many of those had helped the march or were inspired by it as we walked through their towns.

http://greatpeacemarch.org/history.htm