Local peace group protests U.S. drone strike

first_img“This is a turning point I believe, this what they call a game-changer, but it’s no game,” said Jack Gilroy, president of the Broome County Veterans for Peace. “We decided that we had to get out and say something but the interesting thing is that I believe 70 cities so far around the United States are involved and I believe Veterans for Peace will be just one of many,” Gilroy said. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) – The Broome County Veterans for Peace held up signs and yelled chants outside the Binghamton City Courthouse on Saturday, protesting the recent U.S. drone strike in Baghdad, Iraq. “The better way would be to try and use some generosity and compassion towards people around the world rather than using diplomacy out of the barrel of a gun,” Gilroy said. The strike was carried early on Friday, killing top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.center_img The group is calling for more advocacy on the behalf of peace, wanting their voices to be heard. Gilroy simply asking for officials to use their hearts instead of weapons. Organizers of the local protest say they decided to start this protest last night. They are hoping more can be done to stop the possibility of war and to find more ways to instill peace.last_img

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