“No War” protest abrupts across the nation after General Qassem Soleimani’s death

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“No War” protest abrupts across the nation after General Qassem Soleimani’s death

Victor Steinbrueck Park in downtown Seattle, Washington

Victor Steinbrueck Park in downtown Seattle, Washington

Greyson Bacal

Victor Steinbrueck Park in downtown Seattle, Washington

Greyson Bacal

Greyson Bacal

Victor Steinbrueck Park in downtown Seattle, Washington

Greyson Bacal, Reporter

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Saturday, January 4 protestors met at Victor Steinbrueck Park in downtown Seattle, Washington for a “no war” protest.

The protesters then proceeded to march through Pike Place Market chanting “no justice, no peace, no war in the Middle East” and holding signs saying “No war or sanctions on Iran.”

The Associated Press reported near the University of Minnesota where Meredith Aby, a longtime leader of the local Anti-War Committee said,

“We need to be pulling out of Iraq, not sending thousands more troops. We need to be trying to cool things down with Iran, not pouring gasoline on a fire,”

The protest came to a peaceful end at Westlake Center. This was just one of 70 demonstrations that happened across the country protesting  President Trump’s decision to initiate the airstrike that killed General Qassem Soleimani.