Minneapolis protest slams U.S. air war on Iraq
Minneapolis, MN – About 30 people came together here, August 9, to protest the escalating U.S. war on Iraq. Meredith Aby-Keirstead of the Twin Cities-based Anti War Committee told the crowd, “We are here today to say hands off Iraq. The U.S. needs to stop its intervention in Iraq and in the region. Immediately. There is no potential outcome where Iraq will be better off after more U.S.-sponsored death and destruction.”
“We know from the past months of protests and hard work that the president doesn’t care about massacres. He turned a blind eye to the daily massacres by the Israeli military to schools, hospitals and refugee centers which have killed almost 2000 people – a staggering number of them children,” Aby- Keirstead continued.
The Aug. 9 protest was initiated by Minnesota Peace Action Coalition and had the backing of peace and anti-war groups in the Twin Cities area including the Anti-War Committee, Twin Cities Peace Campaign, Veterans for Peace and Women Against Military Madness.