World Peace March Crosses Brooklyn Bridge

November 30, 2009 Updated: October 1, 2015

Peace activists march across the Brooklyn Bridge on Monday despite the rainy weather. (Aloysio Santos/The Epoch Times)
Peace activists march across the Brooklyn Bridge on Monday despite the rainy weather. (Aloysio Santos/The Epoch Times)
NEW YORK—Despite the rainy weather, the World March for Peace and Nonviolence made its way across the Brooklyn Bridge on Monday. The 90-day march started on Oct. 2 and has traveled to places as far away as New Zealand and Siberia in the name of pacifism and non-violence.

The group marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall, where hundreds rallied.

The World March began in New Zealand on Oct. 2, 2009, the anniversary of Gandhi’s birth, declared the “International Day of Nonviolence” by the United Nations.

The march organizers say that world hunger could be ended with 10 percent of what is spent on military arms.

“Imagine how life would be if 30-50 percent of the arms budget went toward improving people’s lives instead of being used for destruction,” reads the organizers’ Web site.