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Salon’s Michelle Goldberg on Saturday’s rally in New York:

Yet even as demonstrators declared that they were standing with the world — and especially with Germany and France, whose opposition to war with Iraq in the U.N. was commended on sign after sign — the event was filled with the burnished spirit of New York. Although there were marchers from across the country, locals predominated, many angrily rejecting the way they say the administration has hijacked their city’s grief. “The New York that I knew growing up is coming back,” said Brian Ferreira, a 24-year-old substitute teacher from Queens. “For a long time we’ve been in a docile mourning state.” The Bush administration, he said, is “trying to profit off our loss.”

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