As U.S. Starts New Airstrikes in Libya: Minneapolis Anti-War Protest to Mark the 71st Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Say No to Endless War: Saturday, August 6, 2016
1:00 pm Anti-war protest with signs and banners
Mayday Plaza • Cedar Ave & 3rd Street
West Bank, Minneapolis
2:00 pm: program at Mayday Books with Sami Rasouli, Iraqi-American peace activist who works in Iraq with the Muslim Peacemaker Teams.
Press Release: August 6th Minneapolis protest to Say No to Endless War
A coalition of Minneapolis/St. Paul area groups will hold a protest this Saturday, August 6th. The protest will mark the 71st anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with a call for an end to the endless series of U.S. wars and military interventions.
The protest will come just days after the start of what appears to be a new campaign of U.S. airstrikes in Libya.
The protest will be held Saturday, August 6 at 1:00 pm, at the intersection of 3rd Street & Cedar Ave South in the West Bank neighborhood of Minneapolis.
Participants will gather with signs and banners and listen to speakers.
At 2:00 pm there will be a program at Mayday Books with Sami Rasouli, Iraqi-American peace activist who works in Iraq with the Muslim Peacemaker Teams. Mayday Books is located at 301 Cedar Ave. South in Minneapolis.
The protest is being organized under the call of Say No to Endless War: Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Somalia, Yemen: End U.S. wars, interventions & drone strikes – Funds for human needs not wars & nuclear weapons – Say NO to racism & Islamophobia
A statement issued by organizers says in part, “As the U.S. launches a new wave of airstrikes, this time in Libya, the U.S. is involved in wars and interventions across the Middle East. In recent weeks the U.S. has announced plans to send more troops to Iraq and has announced that a large contingent of troops will be kept in Afghanistan. This is all being done in the name of fighting terrorism. But, after years of U.S. bombs, troops, weapons and meddling, does anyone believe more of the same will make things better for the people of the region? We will mark the 71st anniversary of the atomic bombings with a call for an end to U.S. wars and interventions.”
The Saturday protest has been called by the Minnesota Peace Action Coalition.
For more information 612 275-2720 or 612 827-5364.
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