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Military Families Opposed to Iraq War March in Washington Protest

Some military families and others who oppose the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq are marching through Washington, D.C., to the White House.

Some 60 protesters gathered early Monday at Walter Reed Army Medical Center near Washington, the first stop in the United States for many of the soldiers wounded in Iraq. The demonstrators are now making their way through the capital city in a memorial procession to a park across from the White House.

The event is organized by a group called "Military Families Speak Out", which represents about a thousand military families who want President Bush to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq. Members of the group criticize Mr. Bush for -as they say - refusing to acknowledge the toll of the Iraq war.

On Sunday, some 250 military family members and other anti-war activists gathered near Dover Air Force Base, home to the nation's largest military mortuary, where the bodies of more than 550 U.S. soldiers who died in Iraq have been returned.