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10 Arrested in Anti-Drone Protest at Nevada’s Creech Air Force Base

HeadlineOct 03, 2019

In Nevada, antiwar groups say 10 activists were arrested Wednesday as they held a nonviolent civil disobedience protest against U.S. drone attacks outside the gates of Creech Air Force Base northwest of Las Vegas. The base is home to drone operators who pilot deadly drones for both the U.S. military and the CIA in missions across Afghanistan and the Middle East. The protest comes just weeks after a U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan killed 30 civilian farmworkers who were resting in a field after harvesting pine nuts; 40 others were injured. In a statement, protest organizer Toby Blomé said, “Men, women and children are violently murdered on suspicion alone, for standing in the wrong place at the wrong time, for just living their lives, for being of the wrong race or culture, for attending a wedding, for picking pine nuts! It has to stop … NOW!”

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