Twin Cities peace vigil speaks out on war crisis in Korea
St. Paul, MN – Over 30 people joined an evening peace vigil in the Twin Cities on Dec. 20 to speak out against the danger of a new U.S. war in Korea and to call for an end to the series of U.S. wars and military interventions.
The peace vigil was held on the Lake Street/Marshall Ave Bridge over the Mississippi River between Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
Many people driving by during the busy rush hour honked their car horns in solidarity with the anti-war message.
Those attending braved very cold temperatures to be part of the anti-war event.
The organizers of the vigil, the End War Committee of Women Against Military Madness and the Twin Cities Peace Campaign, had issued the call for the event.
Co-sponsors included Anti-War Committee, Minnesota Peace Action Coalition, Saint Paul Eastside Neighbors for Peace, Veterans for Peace and others.
The event came on the same day that the London Telegraph newspaper reported, “The U.S. is considering a pre-emptive strike against North Korea,” and that “the Pentagon is trying to find options that would allow them to punch the North Koreans in the nose, get their attention and show that we’re serious,” according to what a former U.S. security official told the paper.
A statement issued by organizers said, “The war crisis in Korea demands an anti-war response, the Dec. 20 vigil is intended to keep anti-war sentiment visible.”