"Actually, he didn't promise to end anything," protestor Ken Richardson said. "What he's promising is having a residual force of 50,000 troops in Iraq. And just imagine if you lived in a country there are 50,000 there. It's actually a military occupation."
"We believe that too many deaths have occurred, and the war has gone on too long. There is no purpose for it to go on any longer and for everything that's going on in Palestine," said Awad Hamdam, also a protestor.
After the rally, the protestors marched through the Pilsen community.
In addition to the wars overseas, many participants said Saturday that the U.S. government needed to end what they called a 'war' on immigrants in the United States.