Saturday, April 27, 2013

April Days of Action Against Drones in BATTLE CREEK

Protestors came out in force from Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, and neighboring states to protest the newly approved mission of Battle Creek Air Force Base: directing targeted killings using MQ-9 Reaper drones. As reported on WWMT local news, "The Battle Creek Air National Guard Base hasn't even started its new mission and already protestors are lining up to oppose it."

"I think since it is here that it is peoples' responsibility in
 Michigan to object to it," said Benjamin Betula.

Protestors lined the gate of the Air National Guard Base,
and the arrival of 20 MI state police cars suggested that
 authorities viewed this demonstration as a serious threat.
"No Drones!" was the message broadcast to
 those passing and entering the base.


"That's one of the most important things, educating people
about what drones are and what they do, and educating
people about their rights, and how wrong this drone program is!"
 exclaimed Autumn Smith, as passing cars honked horns in support
 of the demonstrators.
Those in Battle Creek joined voices around the country protesting drone warfare this month, in the April Days of Action Against Drones. 

See the full video of the newscast here.

How will you get involved in the fight to end drone killings?! Click here to get started!

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