There were a series of anti-war protests in parts of the US on Saturday, condemning Washington’s involvement in past and continuing conflicts in the wider Middle East.
RT report: In Los Angeles about a hundred anti-war activists took to the streets marching on Hollywood Boulevard with coffins. Rallying against US involvement in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Palestine, protesters carried signs reading “Hands off Syria” and “Wanted for the destruction of Iraq.”
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Organized by the Answer Coalition and supported by other anti-war activist groups including CodePink and Popular Resistance, the activists marched from outside the CNN headquarters on Sunset Boulevard to the TCL Chinese Theatre in the heart of Hollywood.
“All the weapons that the United States have sent are in the arms of ISIS. Look at the photos. Look at the videos. All ISIS has is US made weapons. The communication equipment is all US made,” actor Johnny Achi told the crowd.
Earlier in the day a 200-strong crowd of anti-war activists took to the streets of Washington DC, as part of a three day ‘Spring Rising’ campaign, that stands in opposition to US military interventions across the globe – especially its drone campaigns.