Veterans, Community Members Demonstrate Opposition to War on Terror


Veterans and community members gathered in Dewitt Park on Friday afternoon, the 16th anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan, to speak out against the continuation of the War on Terror and American overseas wars.

The event, which was organized by Christopher Hanna ’18 and Vietnam-era veteran Louie DeBenedette, was created in response to calls by anti-war leaders for protests in response to the Afghanistan invasion anniversary, according to the event’s Facebook page.

“As the Senate passes a $700 billion ‘defense’ bill and the ‘War on Terror’ decimates communities from Yemen to Somalia, it is important that we demand an end to U.S. involvement in imperialist wars everywhere,” read a post on the event’s Facebook page.

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