Thousands converge to protest SOA
21 Nov 2004 17:22 GMT
Over 12,000 gathered at the Gates of FT Benning home of the Western Hemispheric Institute for Security cooperation (WHISC) Formally known as the School of Americas, to resist U.S. Policy in Latin American and promote human rights.
This is my first year at the action; it is very diverse age and race wise. Not something I'm used to with mass actions. It seems like the majority are religious workers, such as the Catholic worker hospitality network who rented out an apartment close the Ft with free food and resting area. A highlight for me was the Puppetistas, which has members from all over, but was made possible by the hundreds of volunteers who were just here for the action.
Report from SOA Watch