Friday, June 20, 2014

PHOTOS: Iraq Anti-War Protest

Posted By on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 9:09 AM

Approximately 30 Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane activists met on the median between Ruby and Division at North River Drive on Thursday during rush hour to protest the possible threat of bombing Iraq.

The group handed out fliers to motorists stopped at red lights, who gave a wide range of reactions to the protest, from supportive honks and waves to angry comments and obscene gestures.

President Barack Obama stated that he is sending up to 300 U.S. special forces personnel to advise Iraqi military forces, who are currently fighting against the extremist group known as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Obama has not ruled out air strikes in the future.

click to enlarge Michael Poulin protests against the threat of bombing Iraq. - MATT WEIGAND
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  • Michael Poulin protests against the threat of bombing Iraq.

click to enlarge David Brookbank protests against the threat of bombing Iraq. - MATT WEIGAND
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  • David Brookbank protests against the threat of bombing Iraq.

click to enlarge Shar Lichty protests against the threat of bombing Iraq. - MATT WEIGAND
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  • Shar Lichty protests against the threat of bombing Iraq.

click to enlarge Marianne Torres protests against the threat of bombing Iraq. - MATT WEIGAND
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  • Marianne Torres protests against the threat of bombing Iraq.

click to enlarge Andon Webster, left, and older brother Russell Webster, right, protest against the threat of bombing Iraq. - MATT WEIGAND
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  • Andon Webster, left, and older brother Russell Webster, right, protest against the threat of bombing Iraq.

click to enlarge A passing motorist gives a thumbs down to protesters. - MATT WEIGAND
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  • A passing motorist gives a thumbs down to protesters.

click to enlarge A passing motorists waves a peace sign. - MATT WEIGAND
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  • A passing motorists waves a peace sign.

click to enlarge Roughly thirty people protested the threat of bombing Iraq with the Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane on the corner of Division and North River Drive. - MATT WEIGAND
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  • Roughly thirty people protested the threat of bombing Iraq with the Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane on the corner of Division and North River Drive.

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