And in New York City, 11 activists who are currently fasting to protest the ongoing U.S.-backed, Saudi-led war on Yemen were arrested yesterday for blocking the entrances to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. Protesters, who were standing quietly with banners, were charged with disorderly conduct before being released. They enter their sixth day of fasting today, with planned actions in front of the United Arab Emirates, French and British missions to the U.N. On Friday, they will protest in front of Lockheed Martin’s New York City offices. This is Kathy Kelly of Voices for Creative Nonviolence speaking before her arrest yesterday.
Kathy Kelly: “We’re a group of people with a deep and abiding concern about the United States’ policies, especially as they enact them in the United Nations, failing to save the lives of 87,500 children who have already starved.”