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Anti-war veterans protest at RNC

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Iraq War veterans march in St. Paul. (Image: theworld.org)

About 100 Iraq War veterans are in St. Paul to march from the Minnesota State Capitol to the Xcel Energy Center, where the Republican National Convention is taking place.

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The veterans were in Denver last week to get their message to the Democrats; this week, they're in St. Paul to give Republicans a piece of their mind.

A spokesperson for the group summed up the purpose of the demonstration: "We have three points of unity: Bring the troops home now, immediately withdraw all U.S. occupying forces in Iraq; help veterans get the care that they deserve and need; and ... help Iraq rebuild their country and culture."

Iraq Veterans Against the War does not support either John McCain or Barack Obama for president; nor do they agree with either candidate's plan for Iraq.

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