I was a war protester in the 2000s. Here are some pictures of actual signs we were carrying. I carried three of the above and other signs at different protests. I would stand out in front of the courthouse with my local anti-war group. They knew I didn't agree with all their political stances but I was against Bush's wars as much as they were.
We did pay some prices in the community. My husband and I even worried that his Republican pro-Bush boss found out about us having interaction with this group. We had our pictures taken by a guy with a large camera hanging out of a green van. A few would drive by and yell out of their cars and call us "hippies" and other names, in my conservative then small town. The church I attended asked me why I was hanging out with hippies and "pagans" and rebuked me for it. I told them I was standing against Bush's wars via my own conscience. There was a few other libertarians and others of alternative views and Christians protesting along with me.
This town I live in now doesn't even have an anti-war group or if they do I haven't found out about them. Back then much of the nation was outraged by Bush's wars. Other people were protesting nation wide. Later more of the lies would come to fruition. Halliburton would become a known name. Many would realize the wars were a bad idea and have actually added to turmoil in the world and bankrupted America. Now that perpetual wars a la 1984 are in vogue, there's no more war protesters anymore! What happened?