Multiple protests are being organized in response to the U.S. airstrike that killed notorious Iranian general Soleimani.
Two protests are planned in the Bay Area Saturday: the first is at noon at Powell and Market in San Francisco then at 3 p.m. another gathering is planned at San Jose city hall.
Roughly 200 protesters chanted and held signs outside Trump Tower in Chicago.
USAToday reports demonstrators took to the streets across the U.S. on Saturday to protest the Trump administration’s killing of a top Iranian general and decision to send about 3,000 more soldiers to the Middle East.
“No justice, no peace. U.S. out of the Middle East,” about 200 protesters chanted outside the Trump Tower in Chicago. Protesters held signs that read “Stop bombing Iraq” and “U.S. troops out of Iraq.”
More than 70 planned protests were being spearheaded by Act Now to Stop War and End Racism, a U.S.-based anti-war coalition, in conjunction with other organizations. They seek withdrawal of U.S.troops from Iraq and end to what it says is a war on Iran, according to spokesperson Walter Smolarek.
In Philadelphia, he said about 500 protesters took part. Demonstrations were also underway outside the White House and in New York City’s Times Square. Actress Jane Fonda, who has been organizing weekly protests against political inaction on climate change, was expected to join the demonstration in Washington, D.C.
In Berlin, at least a couple dozen people demonstrated outside the U.S. Embassy, near Brandenburg Gate. Organizers did not immediately provide an official crowd estimate.