100 march in Minneapolis anti-war, anti-drone demonstration

  • Article by: Nicole Norfleet , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 7, 2013 - 12:33 AM

The Minneapolis demonstration was part of a wave of similar anti-drone protests planned this month across the country.

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Truckman182Apr. 6, 13 7:17 PM

As soon as Obama was elected the Marshall St. protestors disappeared. Too bad Obama has not lived up to his promises. Yet he rarely is held accountable by any of the local peace activists

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phatcatpatApr. 6, 13 7:38 PM

Funny how they were no where to be seen before the election.

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mplsjoejoApr. 6, 13 7:53 PM

I would bet 100% of those protestors vote for Obama who has increased the Drone Attacks they hate so much. Oh how the blind have been fooled by the slick politician from Chicago.

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highlife75Apr. 6, 13 8:11 PM

I bet some of the older ones protested Reagan's Star Wars Missle defense plan? Might just keep us out of a war...go figure?

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kevinchavisApr. 6, 13 9:09 PM

It was great to see so many at this rally! The use of drones above our homes and cities needs to be questioned and I believe limited. They are more a weapon of terror than a traditional weapon of war. The local Green Party endorsed and partook in this march and rally. So, it's doubtful that these members were Obama voters(as mplsjeojo claims), considering the Greens run their own candidates. Whether the Strib reports about their candidates or not is another story entirely.

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MNCubaApr. 6, 13 9:10 PM

The Marshall Avenue/Lake Street protesters are still there - every Wednesday at 5:00 pm. This week the peace vigil will focus on US war threats against North Korea. Our government has been carrying out war games and displays of military might near the Korean peninsula and has had North Korea under devastating economic sanctions since 2006.

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bluedevil101Apr. 6, 13 9:40 PM

They all either voted Obama or Rosie O'Donnell. Totally out of the mainstream. At least the speak out. So many of the anti-Bush crowd are silent today despite many of the same policies being carried out.

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ericbwooApr. 6, 13 9:55 PM

Those who are stating that most of the protestors probably voted for Obama.. well, it doesn't seem that unreasonable that just because someone voted for a person that they wouldn't align on every political topic.

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Truckman182Apr. 6, 13 9:58 PM

"The Marshall Avenue/Lake Street protesters are still there - every Wednesday at 5:00 pm." You bet buddy. There were hundreds when Bush was in office and there are 4 a week since 2008....

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cmo55Apr. 6, 1310:16 PM

Issues of illegal spying on American Citizens dismissed, my main problems with drones are their use in combat against real and imagined enemies of our country. Going to war is supposed to be rare and expensive. For a Commander in Chief to deploy American Soldiers in combat is the ultimate moral decision. Putting soldiers in harms way against an enemy that puts its soldiers in a similar situation is supposed to happen only when diplomacy and other non-combat actions have failed. The use of drones to carry out military missions have taken soldiers out of the equation and eased the decision to take military actions against nations and groups that we feel damage our nations interests. Because we have the finances and technology to create and deploy these instruments does not make it right. Because we avoid putting our soldiers in harms way, eases the decision to fight our enemies, rather than negotiate our differences. The use of these weapons under the direction of President Bush and Obama, we have weakened our sense of right and wrong in the eyes all nations and our creator.

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