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Twin Cites protest slams Trump war moves against north Korea

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November 10, 2017
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Minneapolis, MN - Over 50 people braved sub-freezing temperatures to join a Minneapolis protest on, Nov. 9 to speak out against a U.S. war on north Korea.

The protest, called by the Minnesota Peace Action Coalition (MPAC), was held to coincide with a call for local anti-war events Nov. 6 - 11. The call for the national week of actions, which is supported by a broad range of organizations, was initiated by the National Mobilization to Stop Trump War on North Korea. The week of actions coincides with a trip to Asia by President Trump.

The Minneapolis protest was held in front of the offices of Minnesota U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar. The protest was planned to "send an anti-war message to the senator," as the protest announcement stated.

"It is very important that there be an anti-war response to the war crisis in Korea, the danger of a new U.S. war in Korea is real," said Sarah Martin, a member of Women Against Military Madness, one of the organizations that helped call and build the event.

A statement issued by organizers said, "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."

The MPAC-initiated protest was 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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