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More protests in Twin Cities against U.S. military threats against north Korea

"Trump and the government are once again flirting with war”
By staff |
May 5, 2017
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Twin Cities vigil opposes U.S. war against the DPRK.
Twin Cities vigil opposes U.S. war against the DPRK. (Fight Back! News/staff)

St Paul, MN - For the second week in a row a Twin Cities peace vigil focused on opposition to U.S. war on Korea. On May 3 over 25 people attended the weekly vigil to speak out against the danger of U.S. war in Korea. The vigil is held on the Lake Street/Marshall Avenue bridge over the Mississippi River between Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

The weekly vigil is sponsored by the End War Committee of Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) and the Twin Cities Peace Campaign.

People driving and walking by the demonstration opposing war gave many signs of support.

"The response to taking an anti-war message out to a public place like this bridge shows that people don't want yet another war," said one participant.

Sue Ann Martinson, one of the people attending said, "It is outrageous that Trump wants to cut $54 billion dollars from social welfare spending to add to the war machine budget. Our tax dollars should be used to address the desperate needs in our communities instead of war and interventions. We should be spending money on education, housing and healthcare, not on bombs, drones and nuclear missiles."

Sarah Martin, a member of WAMM said, "Trump and the government are once again flirting with war. The pivot to Asia is emphasized with direct military threats against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea [north Korea]. These threats to the DPRK, the Korean peninsula and Asia in general, include war games practicing nuclear war, installation of the THAAD missile system and increased sanctions being both extremely dangerous and provocative must be opposed."

Leaflets for the event had been handed out earlier in the week at May Day protests in the Twin Cities to alert people on the need to speak out against the danger of a new U.S. war in Korea.