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April 15 Minneapolis protest to be part of nationally coordinated spring anti-war actions

By staff |
April 10, 2018
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Minneapolis, MN - A coalition of Twin-Cities peace, anti-war and other organizations will hold protest on Sunday, April 15 as part of a nationally coordinated weekend of events in cities across the U.S.

The Minneapolis protest is being organized under the call of Stop Endless U.S. Wars. Demonstrators will gather April 15 at 1:30 p.m. at Lagoon and Hennepin Avenues. At 2:00 p.m. there will be a march that will conclude at the starting point.

Speakers from a variety of organizations will make remarks before and after the march. The April 15 protest has been initiated by the Minnesota Peace Action Coalition.

A statement by organizers says, “The U.S. is at war in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and is carrying out military interventions in Somalia, Libya and elsewhere. There are constant threats of new military interventions in other countries.”

“There is a danger of a U.S. war on north Korea, which could kill hundreds of thousands of people in a matter of days,” the statement says.

“The appointment of war hawks by the Trump administration to key national security positions, including John Bolton to be national security advisor and Mike Pompeo to be secretary of state is a clear sign that the wars may escalate and expand. All opposed to U.S. wars and interventions must speak out and call for an end to the wars and interventions,” the statement continues.

“Through these appointments Trump is assembling a ‘war cabinet’. Beleaguered by political crisis on the home front, Trump is now positioning himself to launch a major war drive against north Korea and Iran. The people must speak out against the war drive. The spring actions will be an opportunity for all opposed to the U.S. wars to speak out,” the statement says.