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About 175 people gathered in Fountain Square this evening to mark the fourth anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq.

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About 175 people gathered in Fountain Square this evening to mark the fourth anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq.

Participants in the candle-light vigil called for the withdrawal of American troops from the war zone.

Folk singer and zither player Barbara Nelson warmed up the crowd.

The main speaker was Kathy Kelly, co-founder of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, who has made 25 trips to Iraq and has twice been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

She urged participants to demand that Congress cut off funding for the war.

People of all ages showed up for the event to try to get their anti-war message across.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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