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Nov. 9 protest to say no U.S. war on north Korea

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Anti-war message will be delivered to Minneapolis office of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar

Minneapolis, MN – Planned to coincide with a call for nationally coordinated local actions, Nov. 6 – 11, against the growing danger of a U.S. war on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Twin Cities area peace groups will hold an anti-war protest in front of the Minneapolis office of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar.

The protest will be held Thursday, Nov. 9 from 4:30 – 5:30 pm at 1200 Washington Avenue South in Minneapolis.

The call for the national week of actions, which is supported by a broad range of organizations, has been initiated by the National Mobilization to Stop Trump’s War on North Korea. The week of actions coincides with a trip to Asia by President Trump.

“The danger of a new war in Korea is real,” said a statement issued by organizers.

“We are going to the office of Senator Klobuchar to call on her to speak out strongly against the growing war danger. All U.S. representatives and senators must speak out against a new war in Korea, a war that could cost millions of lives and could lead to global war,” the statement said.

The statement goes on to say, “The U.S. has three aircraft carriers in waters near the Korean Peninsula. There has been an unending series of U.S. military maneuvers, and the Trump administration has made more war-like talk threatening military action against North Korea.”

“During the Korean War, 1950-53, the U.S. dropped 635,000 tons of bombs on Korea and 20% of the population of Korea was killed. That war was never formally ended with a peace treaty. Instead, the U.S. has maintained a hostile stance against North Korea, and carried out annual military exercises simulating an invasion of the north. The U.S. government must step back from the brink. After U.S. interventions and invasions of Iraq (twice), Afghanistan, Libya and elsewhere around the world, it is the U.S. that needs to end its endless wars and war threats,” the statement concluded.

The protest was initiated by Minnesota Peace Action Coalition and is endorsed by Anti-War Committee, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Immigrant Movement for Justice, Korean Quarterly, Mayday Books, Progressive Coalition Minnesota, St. Joan of Arc Peacemakers, St. Paul Eastside Neighbors for Peace, Socialist Action, SLAM – Sharp Left @ Mac (Macalester College), The New North, Twin Cities Peace Campaign, Veterans for Peace, Women Against Military Madness and others.

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