Saturday, August 6, 2022,
Lake Street & Minnehaha Ave South
77 years after the atomic bombings of Japan:
Say NO to Nuclear War!
Say NO to U.S. Wars!
Stop US/NATO proxy war with Russia in Ukraine!
End endless US wars: Syria, Iraq, Somalia, Everywhere!
The weekend of August 6 will mark 77 years after the US atomic bombings of Japan during World War 2.
Twin Cities anti-war and peace groups are planning a protest to mark the atomic anniversary with a call for an end to US wars and military interventions around the world.
The protest will be held Saturday, August 6 at 1:00 pm along the sidewalks at East Lake and Minnehaha Ave South in Minneapolis.
Participants will hold signs and banners with antiwar messages.
A statement issued by organizers says in part, "As the world marks 77 years since the atomic bombings of Japan in 1945, the danger of nuclear war and World War Three is again a reality. Non-nuclear wars lead to nuclear war. The endless series of US wars and interventions could escalate and set off the spark that leads to nuclear war. We remember that the US military detonated two atomic bombs over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, killing between 129,000 and 226,000 people."
The statement continues, "Today the US/NATO proxy war against Russia holds open the possibility of nuclear war. The US is falling into a cold war with China that could explode. These wars and war threats and the unending US military interventions around the world have nothing to do with protecting human rights. They are attempts by the US government to control the distribution of resources around the world."
The Saturday protest was initiated by Minnesota Peace Action Coalition and is endorsed by: Antiwar Advocates of Minnesota Congressional District 2, Antiwar Committee, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Mayday Books, Minneapolis St. Paul Hiroshima Nagasaki Commemoration Committee, Minnesota War Tax Resistance, Movement 4 A Peoples Democracy, Nukewatch, Party for Socialism & Liberation – Minneapolis, Party of Communists USA, St. Joan of Arc Peacemakers, St. Paul Eastside Neighbors for Peace, Socialist Action, Socialist Party USA – Twin Cities Local, Twin Cities Assange Defense, Veterans for Peace Chapter 27, Welfare Rights Committee, Women Against Military Madness.
For more information: 612-827-5364