September 18, 2014
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A coalition calling for an end to the war on drugs began its month-long campaign Sunday in San Diego that will take them to more than 20 U.S. cities.
Led by Mexican peace activist Javier Sicilia, whose son was killed by drug gang members last year, the "Caravan for Peace" wants to draw attention to what they say are misguided anti-drug policies. Organizers say the efforts to crack down on drugs have cost tens of thousands of lives in Mexico.
Sicilia has fought corruption and called for the resignation of top Mexican government officials. He will be joined by several police officers and other law enforcement officials who say the drug war has been a failure.
The caravan's final stop is scheduled for Sept. 12 in Washington, D.C.
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