Ohioans Protest U.S. Military Action That Killed Iranian Leader

Jan 5, 2020
Originally published on January 5, 2020 12:27 pm

Some Ohioans who oppose the U.S. assassination of senior Iranian military Commander Qasem Soleimani took to the streets in several cities this weekend including this one in Columbus on Saturday.

Anti-war demonstrator Mark Stansbery was one of about 100 protestors who stood in the cold.

“It wasn’t even done in a military sense, in a strategic sense. It was a political assassination. And that’s a very dangerous road we are going down," Stansbery said.

Columbus resident Afkham Davis is from Iran and fears for her family there. 

“I don’t think Iranians are going to be quiet," Davis said.

President Trump ordered the assassination in an airstrike without Congressional authorization. Trump says that airstrike thwarted a planned terrorist action against the U.S.

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