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Virtual march jams Capitol phone system

A coordinated effort by anti-war protesters to jam the phones and e-mail systems of Congress left Capitol offices overwhelmed Wednesday. A coalition opposing a possible war with Iraq used a high-tech virtual protest to flood offices with phone calls, faxes and e-mails with some interruption in phone services, Senate offices reported. The group — called Win Without War — hailed the effort as a victory as it claimed more than 1 million phone calls jammed the highest offices of government. Several Senate offices reported extremely high call volumes and in many cases calls to main Senate office numbers were met with busy signals or recorded messages saying phone lines were jammed. One staffer reported at least 400 phone calls by noon. “That’s well above our typical volume,” she said. “The outpouring of support for tough inspections to disarm Saddam Hussein, and against an invasion and occupation of Iraq got through loud and clear today,” said former Congressman Tom Andrews, national director of Win Without War. “Americans want us to work with our allies through the United Nations to contain the threat from Iraq.” Full Story

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