Vets gather at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial to call for end to 10 years of war
Anti-war protesters at the Martin Luther King Memorial in Washington DC Photo By: CNN's David Jenkins
October 7th, 2011
06:38 PM ET

Vets gather at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial to call for end to 10 years of war

By CNN Sr. National Security Producer Charley Keyes

Hundreds of veterans and their families and anti-war protesters marched to Washington's Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Friday afternoon, marking ten years since the start of the American invasion of Afghanistan.

"Ten long years that we have engaged in war, dropping bombs, killing people, spending trillions of dollars," said event organizer Michael McPhearson of United for Peace and Justice. "We are not listening to Dr. King's words."

Demonstrators carried signs saying "Fund jobs, not war!" and "Wars are poor chisels for peaceful tomorrows."
Other speakers included three women from Afghanistan, members of a group called Afghans for Peace.


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