Anti-War Protests Across the U.S.

December 14, 2009

On December 2, thousands of people turned out to protest after President Obama announced the second major escalation of the Afghanistan war of his administration. On December 1, Obama announced that he would send another 30,000 troops to Afghanistan. This follows an escalation of roughly 34,000 U.S. troops already completed this year.

Protests took place in over a hundred cities and towns across the country including Indianapolis, Chicago, Washington D.C., New York, Los Angeles and elsewhere.

All across the country, people came out in opposition to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Amongst other things, protestors also raised the banners of opposition to the U.S. war in Pakistan, U.S. threats against Iran, U.S. intervention in Latin America, and U.S.-Israeli aggression against the Palestinians.

These protests show that while Obama escalates and continues the wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and elsewhere, the American people are determined in their opposition and are organizing to put a stop to the government's war program.