You Can Protest The Bombing Of Syria Tonight At Trump Tower
By Rachel Cromidas in News on Apr 7, 2017 3:23PM
Photo: Tyler LaRiviere
If you saw the news of President Donald Trump's surprise decision to fire dozens of missiles at a Syrian airfield Thursday night in response to a chemical weapon attack on Syrian civilians and thought, what can I do? one group of activists has an answer: a protest of the Syrian bombing outside River North's Trump International Hotel and Tower.
The ANSWER Coalition (which stands for Act Now To Stop War & End Racism) is organizing the protest alongside other national protests slated for Friday in response to the decision. The Facebook event, thrown together Thursday night, has nearly 400 RSVPs as of Friday morning. Organizers write that the point of the protest is to "resist war" and call attention to the ways history could repeat itself if the U.S. deepens its military actions in the Middle East.
The protest is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. According to the event post:
Resist War! This is part of a national call to action.
The Trump regime has just started bombing Syria. We must not fall for the lies and propaganda. Trump's war is not about democracy or humanitarian intervention. Trump's war is about U.S. superiority and domination. Just like the rest of his agenda, his attack is about increasing the profits of the billionaires.
For 16 years the U.S. has destroyed the Middle East, leading to the greatest refugee crisis in history and the rise of ISIS. More bombs is not the answer. Trump bombing Syria is a great danger to the people of the world. We must come together and resist!