Wednesday, April 3, 2013

April Days of Action Against Drones: Report on Day 1 in San Diego

Dave Patterson of San Diego Vets for Peace reported on the first day of the multi-day demonstration leading the way in the April Days of Action Against Drones: "Today we had 75 people from San Diego San Fransisco, Fresno, LA, Albuquerque, Prescott Az, Washington DC and other places... Code Pink was there with their leader Medea Benjamin, as were many members of the press
San Diego Veterans for Peace and Code Pink demonstrate near the General Atomics Headquarters

We started in a cul-de-sac about 1,000 yards from General Atomics, not far from the place we have been demonstrating for 7 months. We marched along the 1 mile road past GA facility after GA facility, and eventually to a very busy intersection where thousands of car pass every hour. We had in tow our Reaper Drone model and made our presence known. The honks and thumbs up were frequent, giving the indication that our message is getting across. We are at the edge of a Tsunami of public anger regarding the misuse of this technology, and our message to Congress is fix it quickly!"
A tsunami of public anger regarding the misuse of drone technology.

Following the afternoon demonstration, the OverPass Light Brigade sent a clear message to Thursday's evening commuters heading south on I-5 at Clairemont Drive.

San Diego's answer to the drone industry has only begun.

Join us for Day 2 
Friday, April 5th will start with a demonstration by Code Pink at the home of General Atomics CEO Neal Blue, one of the most egregious of the industry's drone profiteers. 

Another rally at the General Atomics Headquarters will begin at 10 am. Northrop Grumman, a corporation that is in the process of expanding its foothold in the San Diego area, will be targeted between 4 and 6. And this evening will again see the Light brigade take to a San Diego overpass.


Livestreaming of the action will continue on

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