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8 peaceful protestors arrested at drone war base

Posted at 1:57 PM, Mar 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-23 17:02:11-04
At 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday, four women and four men were arrested during a peaceful, nonviolent demonstration of peace in the roadway leading to Creech Air Force Base.
The prayer-action at Creech was held from 6:45 to 8:45 a.m., with notably less traffic than usual for a weekday morning at the US’ premier drone warfare base.
At Wednesday's prayer-action for justice and peace, a dozen people vigilled near US 95 while the majority entered the frontage road to Creech.
At the end of the five-minute warning given by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, a dozen peace walkers retreated to the vigilling roadside and eight were arrested, cited, and released on site after a half-hour of singing songs.
All participants were protesting that the U.S. Air Force uses Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones) to target “potential” threats 365 days a year 7 days a week.
Such strikes have been proven to kill many civilian targets and the alleged “detachment” from war has not been enough to stem the tide of PTSD among drone crews.