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Monday, 13 August 2012
Protest and Panetta at Niagara Falls Airbase
Here's a report from www.WIVB.com (WIVB / WNLO-TV) on the Peace Center event from Thursday morning, August 9, 2012. First hand report or pictures are welcome!
Protesters greet Panetta at Airbase
Updated: Thursday, 09 Aug 2012, 5:34 PM EDT Published : Thursday, 09 Aug 2012, 5:34 PM EDT
Posted by: Eli George
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) - The Secretary of Defense didn't receive a warm welcome from everyone on Thursday.
The WNY Peace Center and Occupy Buffalo staged a protest near the Airbase. The groups are criticizing Leon Panetta for his time as the director of the CIA and the military's use of unmanned drones overseas.
Charley Bowman said, "Children, hundreds of children that were executed by CIA-controlled drones and Leon Panetta was the CIA director during many of those executions."
The protesters say they are are opposed to further military missions for the Niagara Falls Airbase.