Protesters along the route held signs saying, ''Worst President Ever
,'' and ''Guilty of War Crimes.'' Police fired streams of water to disperse protesters gathering around the city.
''This president has not made the world safer or better for most of us,'' said Tina Palermo of Brooklyn, N.Y., who was in a group that planned to march to Lafayette Park across from the White House. ''We're at war and more of us are poorer - that's not a success in my book.''