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SOA Update: Sea of Protestors Rolls to the Gates of Ft. Benning

Columbus, GA- Beginning at 8:30 this morning thousands to gathered before the gates of Ft. Benning to demand the end of School of Americas style training by the US Government and an end to the policy of exporting State terrorism to the nations of Latin America.
Advocates of Peace Through Justice Rally Against "Terrorist Training School" on US Military Base.

Columbus, GA- Beginning at 8:30 this morning thousands to gathered before the gates of Ft. Benning to demand the end of School of Americas style training by the US Government and an end to the policy of exporting State terrorism to the nations of Latin America.

The diverse throng included elderly veterans of earlier protests and young folk who have came have come of age politically in the Global Justice movement. Nuns and black clad anarchist youth, students and retirees, Catholics and Unitarians, the pious and the pierced, joined together in the conviction that any real "war on terrorism" cannot overlook Ft. Benning.

Banners calling for an end to all terrorist training camps and t-shirts calling for opposition to war and racism made it clear that this movement has not been intimidated into silence or complicity.

While speakers cautioned protestors to avoid trespassing on private property local police have been posted along the march route, presumably to arrest anyone who strays from the public right of way. It is not known at this time if an attempt to peacefully enter the military base will be made.
 
 

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