Friday, September 7, 2012

DNC Ends, NC Drone Protests Accelerate: Chapel Hill, Durham and Beyond

The week of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte was marked by protests against drones -- both in Charlotte itself, in Chicago (the site of Obama 2012 campaign headquarters), and in other locations.

The convention came to a climax last night with Barack Obama accepting the party's nomination for a second term, but not before a story began to spread about a reporter who was ejected from the convention hall for asking questions about drone killings in Pakistan.

Notably, the Charlotte protests against drones were heightened by the presence of a new drone replica (1/5 actual size MQ-5 Reaper from Know Drones in New York State). For more photos and video of the drones protests in Charlotte, see the World Can't Wait website.

Protests in North Carolina continue today and tomorrow in the Research Triangle area, and in the days and weeks ahead, and will continue on through the North Carolina Peace Action presence at the NC State Fair, where they will be collecting signatures on a petition to end the drone warfare.


5:00 p.m. -- Protest drones in Chapel Hill at the weekly antiwar vigil at Franklin and Eliot.


7:00 p.m. -- Protest drones at the Amy Goodman book appearance in Durham at the Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

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