Demonstration against war in Iran

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) -- About 100 people gathered near the "Believe"sign in downtown Reno to express frustration with President Trump's decision to kill Iran's top general, Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

"I'm tired of a traitor in the White House," said Retired Veteran, Clint Holeman to the crowd.

"Yeah," the group responded.  

Many of the people who gathered say they're hoping this grass-roots demonstration can somehow make a real difference for the people of Iran nearly 7,500 miles away.

"No one man should be able to go off in the corning and say yeah, today is a good day to go off and bomb somebody," said Chip Evans, who is am member of the Indivisible Northern Nevada Leadership Team. "I just don't trust that President Trump has any restraints. Any natural intellectual or moral constraints," he continued.

This is one of nearly 300 similar protests reportedly held all over the United States January 9, 2020 in an attempt to avoid war.

The entire focus at this rally is President Trump and the way the individuals are interpreting his actions.

"When the Constitution is under attack. What do we do? Stand up fight back," said a female speaker who started this chant with the group.

"We can't allow a flippant approach to launching war activity," said Evans.

"I'm tired of a crook and a drifter using every excuse to put my son, your sons, your daughters, your family members at risk over nothing," said Holeman.

The group is hoping to make the world a better place and to get answers about what will become of President Trump's recent actions against Iran.

"In the Mideast. I would like to know what victory looks like. Right now, if you ask that question. I haven't heard any good answers," Holeman said.
   
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