US Citizens Organize Demonstration for Peace

Timed to take place on the one-year anniversary of the US invasion of­ Afghanistan, the “Not In Our Name” anti-war pro­test will be held Friday in Phnom Penh.

The rally was designed so US ci­ti­zens can protest unilateral, pre­emptive US military actions and planning, including the seemingly im­minent US attack in Iraq, said Lar­­rie Warren, one of the rally’s organizers.

The “Not In Our Name” movement originated from a broader campaign in the US, Warren said.

“The response has been better than we had hoped, so we have drawn up a second protest document inclusive of non-US citizens,” Warren said.

The participants, “represent a broad range of political opinions, but there is a clear and common agreement against preemptive and unilateral war-making,” said Janet Ashby, another organizer.

The anniversary of the Afghani­stan campaign is Oct 6, but the rally will be held on Friday in de­fer­ence to the Pchum Ben holiday.

The rally will begin at 5:45 pm on the grass between the Chakto­muk High School and the Minis­try of Education.

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