|Col. Evans has requested protection from 17 activists against|
their approaching Hancock AFB to protest its role as a drone
base; a luxury unavailable to people whose lives are
threatened by drones piloted under Evans' command.
This move by Evans comes in the wake of ongoing demonstrations across the street from the base, and a recent protest in which 37 activists were arrested for blocking one of the base's gates. As noted by local drone resister John Hamilton, the irony is palpable:
"Clearly the intent is to keep us away from his ‘place of employment’, the military base. However, he is a government official, and the first amendment doesn’t say, ‘you can petition your government once… and after that it’s a felony.’
|Demonstrators peacefully submit to arrest after blocking the|
gate at Hancock Air National Guard Base.