San Diego Veterans For Peace Demonstration Starts "National Anti-Drone Days of Action"
Thursday, April 4, 2013 Poway, CA - Anti-drone protesters gathered at the General Atomics Predator drone production site. After a peaceful march around the facilities, people held signs and banners at the corners of Scripps Poway Parkway and Stowe Drive.
[Wikipedia] General Atomics is a nuclear physics and defense contractor headquartered in San Diego, California. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, provides unmanned aerial vehicles and radar solutions for military and commercial applications worldwide. The Predator UAV is made by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems and used primarily by the United States Air Force (USAF) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Initially conceived in the early 1990s for reconnaissance and forward observation roles, the Predator carries cameras and other sensors but has been modified and upgraded to carry and fire two AGM-114 Hellfire missiles or other munitions. The aircraft, in use since 1995, has seen combat over Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bosnia, Serbia, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, and Somalia.
Speaker Dave Patterson is a U.S. Air Force Veteran, Past President of the San Diego Veterans For Peace and is the San Diego Veterans For Peace No Drones Coordinator.
San Diego Veterans for Peace
|San Diego Veterans for Peace protest march at General Atomics in Poway, CA.|
|Drones Make Enemies!|
|Banners and signs at the corners of Scripps Poway Parkway and Stowe Drive.|
|Drones Fly Kids Die.|
|Veterans for Peace Anti-Drone Protest.|
|One People One Earth Stop Drone Attacks!|
|No More Obama's Killer Drones!! - Drones & Kill Lists? Jail All War Profiteers!|
|Stop Killer Drones|
|Speaker Dave Patterson, Veterans for Peace.|
|Speaker Medea Benjamin, CodePink|
|Due process? No trial, no jury, no conviction. Execution by a Hellfire missile from a Predator drone built by General Atomics.|
Video and Photography by Syd Stevens.