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Dozens Arrested in U.S. Anti-Drone Protest

HeadlineApr 25, 2011

Twenty-seven people were arrested on Friday at a protest against drones at the Hancock Air National Guard Base in Syracuse, New York. Pilots stationed at Hancock now fly Reaper drones remotely over Afghanistan. The drones are armed with Hellfire missiles and laser-guided bombs. Retired Col. Ann Wright spoke at a rally prior to the mass arrests.

Retired Colonel Ann Wright: “As a former colonel, as a retired colonel, as a former government official who has been with the government 40 years, I think my greatest public service is now challenging the government and challenging these things called drones. These drones — and you might as well just call them assassination machines, that’s what these drones are used for: targeted assassination, extrajudicial ultimate death for people who have not been convicted of anything.”

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