Protesters took to the streets across the United States on Saturday to condemn the killing of Qassem Soleimani and protest against a U.S. war with Iran. The protests were organized by the groups CodePink and ANSWER — that’s Act Now to Stop War and End Racism. From coast to coast, crowds gathered in Washington, D.C., Seattle, Chicago, Denver, Philadelphia, San Francisco and here in New York City. This is Rachel Hu.
Rachel Hu: “It’s very serious. When we talk about war, we can’t ignore the reality of how many lives have been lost in Iraq and Iran. And we’re not talking about U.S. soldiers which have died also in the fighting; we’re talking about all of the people on the ground who are dying. … And so we can’t forget that, that fundamentally all of these things are not only acts of war, but there are serious consequences and carnage for it.”