Supporters and opponents of the war in Iraq have faced off against each other at rival rallies outside President Bush's Crawford, Texas ranch.

On Saturday, police kept dozens of Bush supporters and anti-war activists on separate sides of a narrow country road, as the two sides jeered at each other. At least two people were arrested.

Elsewhere in town, thousands of people gathered for pro-Bush and anti-war rallies. Folk singer and peace activist Joan Baez led supporters in song at the anti-war gathering.

The anti-war activists are led by Cindy Sheehan, whose son, Casey, was killed in Iraq last year. Mrs. Sheehan began holding vigils in Crawford earlier this month and has demanded to meet with President Bush to discuss the war.

During his radio address Saturday, the president appealed for Americans to be patient with the military mission in Iraq.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.