Caravan for Peace stops in Santa Fe – The Santa Fe New Mexican.

n Monday morning, a large crowd gathered around the bandstand on the Plaza. In front of the bandstand, fliers and posters were displayed on the ground, many bearing the photographs of people who are missing or dead. Placards calling for an end to the war on drugs were carried by many, and incense wafted from a small altar on the bandstand, decorated with conch shells and feathers.

The gathering on the Plaza was the eighth stop for the Caravan for Peace, which is making a 27-city tour to highlight the tragedies of the war on drugs, according to a news release prepared by ProgressNow New Mexico, a nonprofit that helped handle publicity for the Caravan.

The Caravan for Peace began in Tijuana, Mexico, on Aug. 11 and is scheduled to arrive in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 12 after visits to several Texas border towns, Atlanta, Chicago and New York, among other cities