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USA: 'No war on Iran' - protesters rally against Trump's Middle East policy

13 649 10.01.2020 Инфо

M/S Protester with banner reading: "Warmerica," New York City
M/S Protesters with banners
M/S Protester with banner, reading: "We are all together"
M/S Protester with banner, reading: "No to war with Iran"
SOT, Rashida Rohuani, Protester: "No war on Iran means no war in Iraq, it means no war in Syria, in Afghanistan, no war on Iran means an end to US military aggression, it means closing US military bases, it means ending arms' sales, prison abolition."
W/S Protesters
SOT, Morad Howalda, Protester: "Donald Trump took office listening to the same war mongers that took US into the war with Iraq, he tore up a nuclear agreement and began escalating tensions, it's in everyone interest that we de-escalate. Donald Trump and his administration must avoid additional reckless actions, that escalate the crisis."
W/S Protesters
M/S Protesters with banner, reading: "No war"
M/S Protesters with banners, reading: "We choose peace!"
M/S Protesters with anti-war banners
W/S Protesters with banner, reading: "Sanctions are a tool of war"
M/S Protester at stage
W/S Protesters
SOT, Jumaane Williams, New York City Public Advocate: "Donald Trump is a walking hypocrite, he is a coward who wants war, he decided to escape, and not have to go into war. And I will tell you this, if Donald Trump and his Republicans' allies if it was their children who have to go off to war, they would never send this country to war, but it's poor people, and black and brown people who are looking for better life, who are looking for a house, who are looking for education that goes on to this armed services to find a better way of life and they think they are dispensable. But they are not."
M/S Protester with banner, reading: "We choose peace"
W/S Protesters
M/S Protesters with banners
M/S Protesters with anti-war banners
M/S Protester with Iranian flag
SCRIPT
Dozens of anti-war activists rallied in New York City's Foley Square on Thursday, demanding an end to US military actions in the Middle East.
People held banners, reading: "We choose peace!" and "No war," with several protesters addressing the crowds from the stage.
"Donald Trump took office listening to the same warmongers that took the US into the war with Iraq, he tore up a nuclear agreement and began escalating tensions, it's in everyone's interest that we deescalate. Donald Trump and his administration must avoid additional reckless actions, that escalate the crisis," said Morad Howalda, one of the protesters.
Tensions between the US and Iran soared following the killing of Iranian Quds Force General Qassem Soleimani. Soleimani and deputy leader of Iraq's Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) Mohammed Ali Ebrahimi, also known as Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, were killed by a US drone strike near Baghdad's airport last week, triggering an escalation of tensions in the region.