Shut Down Creech!


Debra Sweet | April 5, 2016

April 1 at Creech Air Force Base, activists began blocking the highway and other base gates, leading to arrests. Activists successfully delayed Air Force personnel (and presumably some drone pilots and technitions), from entering the base for as much as an hour.  17 were arrested, following five days of protests at the Base with a total of 26 arrested so far during the 2nd Annual National Mass Mobilization against Drone Warfare known as SHUT DOWN CREECH.

Code Pink reports: "Many Creech personnel arrived to the base before the normal 6-8am rush hour on Friday, presumably to avoid the protest.  Activists who participated in this collective effort consider that a success because the protest is having a direct impact on daily drone operations.  These sustained actions are forcing the military to change their daily routines, and potentially stimulating more discussion about the drone policies in question and the growing national opposition to drone killing,"  says Toby Blomé, one of the organizers.

These activities were done to highlight the Obama administration's drone warfare program that leads to many civilian deaths and violates international law.  Thanks to everyone of the 150 who spent days in the desert protesting U.S. war crimes.

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