Over 80 anti-war demonstrations broke out in the United States, "reminiscent of the invasion of Iraq"

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guanchazhewang· 2020-01-05 17:52:16

(Compile / Observer Network Tong Li) As the situation in the United States and Iraq escalates, the hearts of Americans are getting more and more panicked, and "World War III" and "Evasion Conscription" have become their hot search words on the Internet.

On the 4th, demonstrators also took to the streets of American cities such as Washington, condemning President Trump for ordering an air attack on Iraq, and "beheading" Iran. "Three people" Suleimani also decided to The Middle East sent about 3,000 more soldiers.

"This is reminiscent of the months before the (US) invasion of Iraq," said the organizers of the anti-war alliance.

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Protesters held high in Washington, according to Reuters on January 5 " No war or sanctions against Iran! "And" US withdrawal from Iraq! "Slogans.

"Injustice, no peace. The United States withdraws from the Middle East," hundreds of demonstrators shouted slogans outside the White House and set off for the Trump International Hotel, just a few blocks away.

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Last year, more than eighty Oscars Actor Jane Fonda was arrested while protesting climate change in front of the US Capitol. She called on Saturday ’s anti-war campaign, "Young people here should know that since you were born, all wars have been for oil. We can no longer be killed, killed, and destroyed the environment because of oil."

Apart from Washington, similar protests were held in New York, Chicago and other cities. Organizers of Code Pink, a women-led antiwar group, point out that many U.S. cities and towns are planning protests on Saturday.

The New York Times concluded that there were more than 80 related demonstrations in cities and towns across the United States.

Steve Lane, a protester from Maryland, said helplessly: "It's no use participating in the parade, but at least I can stand up and say something: I'm against this kind of thing." < / p>

"Maybe enough people do the same thing, and he (Trump) will obey."

In downtown Chicago, hundreds of demonstrators are standing in Trump Outside the building, some of them were holding signs saying "Stop bombing in Iraq".

Aliza Cosgrove, an 18-year-old protester in Seattle, says she wants to see more young people growing up in the digital age, especially those from privileged classes, available in public. Demonstrations on the occasion.

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Another anti-war alliance "Act now, stop the war, end racism "Responsible Brian Becker recalled," We felt the same way when we called for organizing the event in September 2002. That was the same panic. It reminds us of the months before the (US) invasion of Iraq . "

Pop polls show that Americans generally oppose US military intervention overseas. A survey conducted by the Chicago Board of Global Affairs last year found that 27% of Americans believe that military intervention makes the United States more secure, while nearly half believe it makes the country less secure.

On Saturday, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security updated its national terrorist alert system, issuing a warning that Iran "has the ability to launch attacks on critical U.S. infrastructure, with at least temporary disruptive effects."

Law enforcement agencies across the United States have received this system announcement. But it reiterated that there are no specific, credible threats against the United States at this time.

But the US State Department and the U.S. Embassy in Iraq have issued "security warnings" urging all U.S. citizens to leave Iraq immediately. Cities across the United States have also stepped up security measures and the capital, Washington, is on alert.

To disappoint the anti-war protesters, on the morning of the 5th, Beijing time, Trump once again spoke harshly to Iran, threatening that if retaliation is encountered, the US military will hit 52 very important targets of Iran Including cultural goals.

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