Since the announcement Thursday evening, that U.S air strikes had killed Iran’s top military commander, General Qassem Soleimani, many war protests have erupted as the result of this largely consequential action.
On Saturday, during an anti-war protest in Pittsburgh, a group of far-right anti-Semitic counter protesters tried to insert themselves into the Iran protest. They carried signs saying “Zionists Lie! Americans die!” and “Deport Kushner.”
The incident took place just one mile away from the Tree of Life Synagogue where 11 Jewish worshippers were killed in October 2018 when a far-right gunman opened fire.
However, when people began to understand what was happening, the neo-Nazis were quickly kicked out of the rally. Loud chants of “Nazi’s out!” could be heard.
A bunch of Nazis just tried to invade anti-war rally and got a classic yinzer anti-fa boot.
Wild scene. pic.twitter.com/y1HOVTFCeQ
— Mike Elk (@MikeElk) January 4, 2020
On Saturday, more than 70 anti-war protests took place across the U.S. According to The New York Times:
‘Thousands of antiwar protesters gathered in communities across the country on Saturday to condemn the American drone strike in Baghdad that killed Iran’s top security and intelligence commander.’
The Times reported:
‘In cities and towns across the United States, more than 80 demonstrations were planned to oppose the killing of the commander, Qassim Suleimani, and the Trump administration’s decision to send thousands more troops to the Middle East.’
Protests were spearheaded by Act Now to Stop War and End Racism, an anti-war coalition, and Code Pink, a women-led anti-war organization.
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