Islanders advertised for peace Saturday at five-corners

Islanders advertised for peace Saturday at five-corners

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Saturday's peace rally participants included left to right: Robert McLean, Rev. Alden Besse, Katrina Nevin, Lisa Vunk, Carol Ward, and Chris Fried. — Photo by Elizabeth Norcross

On a pleasant winter afternoon Saturday, a small group of Islanders that included members of the Martha’s Vineyard Peace Council and Occupy MV, held signs at Five Corners in Vineyard Haven endorsing peace and urging no war actions against Iran.

A sign held by demonstrator Chris Fried had some advice for President Barack Obama, a frequent Island summer visitor and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”

The sign read: “Barack: earn your peace prize.”