PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- About 40 people rallied in front of the Federal Building in Kennedy Plaza, chanting, holding signs and banners, and passing out leaflets to motorists and people waiting for buses during rush hour Wednesday.

The protest, organized by the American Friends Service Committee and the Rhode Island Mobilization Committee to Stop War and Occupation, was called to protest the FBI's serving subpoenas on 32 antiwar and social justice activists in Minnesota, Michigan and Illinois on Friday, they said. The AFSC's Martha Yager weighs in.