|Vivid reminder that many of the civilians|
killed by drone strikes are children.
|"STOP KILLER DRONES"|
|Veterans for Peace played a significant role in the demonstration, |
as it has throughout the April Days of Action Against Drones.
|The history of demonstrations against the use of|
drones at Hancock apparently created the
perceived need for a large police presence.
"After we had moved to the base in a slow funeral procession four of us from Veterans For Peace (VFP) stood next to the yellow crime scene tape the military and the local police used to mark the point we were not allowed to pass without risk of arrest.
|"A large number of activists crossed this line and|
performed a die-in blocking the entrance to the base.
They covered themselves in white sheets smeared in red."
|"While a policeman was issuing a warning with a bullhorn|
the four of us from VFP began reading the names of children
killed by US drone strikes in Pakistan."
| "Once we finished reading the names we stepped over the line|
and were quickly grabbed by the cops, handcuffed, and
escorted to the waiting big black police bus."
|Even with 31 demonstrators arrested, hundreds remained to|
deliver the message that "We STILL Will not be Complicit"
in war crimes committed in the name of U.S. imperialism.