I was encouraged by The Post's extensive coverage of the antiwar demonstrations, but the Jan. 19 news story "Antiwar Sentiment Galvanizes Thousands" barely mentioned the movement to get cities to pass antiwar resolutions, begun in Congress by Rep. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Ithaca, N.Y., Kalamazoo, Mich., and the District all have passed such resolutions.

The demonstrations may fade quickly in the public mind, but the media shouldn't fail to report on the political spadework against the war that is occurring across the country.

ELIZABETH D. DYSON

Washington

I attended the Oct. 26 antiwar rally and the march on Saturday, and I have no doubt that the attendance at this weekend's march was significantly larger.

In October I parked my car at a nearly empty lot at the Greenbelt Metro station, bought my ticket at a machine and boarded the train. On Saturday, the parking lot was full, lines were coming out of the station and it took 28 minutes to get a ticket.

Perhaps an inquiry with Metro could have helped to better estimate the crowd count.

IVO KNOBLOCH

Baltimore

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I find it difficult to understand how people can justify protesting the actions of our country to eliminate a clear and present danger to the United States and its allies. Has everyone forgotten what happened when President Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain did not have the courage to confront Adolf Hitler in the 1930s before he gained the strength to kill millions during World War II? Hasn't everyone learned that dictators and tyrants can't be trusted?

Where were the protesters when Saddam Hussein was gassing and poisoning thousands of women and children?

DAVID FOX

Arnold