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Thousands Protest SOA and FTAA

HeadlineNov 24, 2003

In Columbus Georgia, over 10,000 gathered outside Fort Benning to demand the closing of the U.S. military run training school formerly known as the School of the Americas. Organizers said this year saw a record number of protesters attend. As of 5 p.m. at least 30 people had been arrested after entering the base in an act of nonviolent civil disobedience. Meanwhile protests in Miami against the Free Trade Area of the Americas continued Friday. The National Lawyers Guild and United For Peace and Justice have condemned the treatment of the Miami police toward protesters. We’ll have more on the FTAA protests and the School of the Americas protest in a few minutes.

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