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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- Two hours' worth of speeches from Salt Lake City peace activists wasn't enough to convince the City Council to embrace a resolution opposing war with Iraq.
The "City for Peace" initiative has been successful elsewhere. Oakland, California, Detroit, Milwaukee and Washington, D.C., have all passed anti-war resolutions. In all, 62 cities have passed the symbolic measures.
Peter Triola reminded the council members of the spirit of the 2002 Olympics. He says "A city that has welcomed the world should step forward in the name of peace."
But the council members sat impassively through it all last night -- refusing to even debate the proposed resolution. Mayor Rocky Anderson has said he'll write his own resolution.
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