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DC Protests Trump's New Wars 25 | by Stephen D. Melkisethian
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DC Protests Trump's New Wars 25

Washington DC, January 4, 2020. On January 3, 2020 President Trump acting on the flimsiest of pretexts (and without any Congressional consultation...) ordered the Pentagon to kill the top Iranian General and others in a drone strike near the Baghdad Iraq airport. This act is likely to set off a cycle of retribution that could end in a regional war. Trump ran on ending the stupid wars of his Presidential predecessors but that was, like most of his other promises, a brazen lie. Now forever impeached, he has predictably resorted to acts of brutality to distract the electorate and justify his continued governance in a time of national emergency. DC and seventy other cities were not buying it. The protests that erupted nationwide say loudly and clearly that violence and war are not the answer.

The DC protest gathered in Lafayette Park across from the White House for a rally with speeches and then marched to the infamous Trump International Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue. I estimate crowd size at 800 or so. Thanks to Answer Coalition, DC Black Lives Matter, Code Pink, Popular Resistance*, Metro DSA and other peace groups who organized the action on very short notice.

*That's Margaret Flowers hoisting the right side of the sign.

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Taken on January 4, 2020