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Protest demands

Stop attack on Marjah

Out of Afghanistan now
By staff |
February 19, 2010
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Protesters in front of Klobuchar's office
Protesters lined the street in front of Klobuchar’s office holding signs and banners demanding an end to the attack on Majah. (Fight Back! News)
Protesters against war in Afghanistan holding signs
About 75 people gathered here at the offices of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, Feb. 18, to protest a new escalation of the war in Afghanistan.

Minneapolis, MN - About 75 people gathered here at the offices of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, Feb. 18, to protest a new escalation of the war in Afghanistan. U.S. and NATO forces have launched an attack on the city of Marjah, a city with over 80,000 residents. Following the dispatch of thousands of additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan, the attack on Marjah represents a new and bloody escalation.

Protesters lined the street in front of Klobuchar’s office holding signs and banners demanding an end to the attack on Majah and urging an end to the war and occupation. Initiated by the Iraq Peace Action Coalition, organizations participating in the protest included the Anti-War Committee, University of Minnesota Students for a Democratic Society and Women Against Military Madness.

A statement from the Iraq Peace Action Coalition noted, “Tens of thousands of Afghan civilians are in imminent peril as U.S. and NATO military forces enter the city of Marjah. Will Marjah, Afghanistan suffer the same fate as Fallujah, Iraq, which the U.S. also attacked, leaving thousands dead and injured and hundreds of buildings and homes destroyed and damaged?”

Meredith Aby of the Anti War Committee stated, “It is important we have a visible and active anti-war movement that responds to moves to escalate the war. We need to be in the streets demanding the U.S. gets out of Afghanistan and that all U.S. occupations of other countries come to an end.”

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