The weekend saw more than 70 spontaneous or hastily organized demonstrations across America in opposition to the Trump administration's warlike actions against Iraq and Iran. On January 3, the United States carried out a drone strike in Baghdad that killed Major General Qasem Soleimani of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Soleimani was commonly seen as one of the country's most dynamic and influential leaders. After the government of Iraq voted in retaliation to expel U.S. forces, the president vowed to place sanctions on the already devastated country.
In response, Americans took to the streets across the country to register their opposition to the government's actions.
Thousands in the streets of San Francisco today to say no to war, no to imperialism! Shut it down! pic.twitter.com/B5tNgPoOBK— Left I on the News (@leftiblog) January 4, 2020