Americans Join Pakistan Protests Against Drones
Organized by Code Pink
A group of Americans joined thousands of Pakistanis to complete a two-day and 230-mile peace march across the country yesterday to protest America's use of drones in Pakistan's tribal areas.
A party of 30 men and women between the ages of 22 and 80 years old were organized by the American anti-war coalition Code Pink. They joined Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, and thousands of protestors from his party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI).
The two-day march was set to travel from Islamabad to South Waziristan, a region known for American drone attacks, Pakistani Army operations, and Islamist militants. However, the march stopped short of entering the tribal area when the Army turned Mr. Khan and his supporters away. Code Pink turned back even earlier – at Dera Ismail Khan, the last stop before South Waziristan – citing security threats to the delegation.