WHO: Rochester area youth
WHAT: Rally for Peace in the Middle East
WHEN: 4:00 PM on Thursday, January 9th, 2020
WHERE: Federal Building (100 State St., Rochester, NY)
Hridesh Singh | [email protected] | (585) 975-9591
Alyssa Hoadley | [email protected] | (585) 469-5143
Rochester Area Youth Rally For Peace in the Middle East
Local youth activists, supported by local organizations, will hold a rally for “Peace in the Middle East” on Thursday, January 9th, 2020 outside of 100 State St., Rochester, NY. The rally comes in response to U.S. President Donald Trump approving the assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani and deploying over 3,500 U.S. troops to the region earlier this week.
In addition to calling for the immediate recall of the recently deployed troops, the student organizers call on Rep. Joseph Morelle (D-NY), Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) to support the legislation submitted by Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) that pushes to block any funding for a war with Iran. These students view that a war with Iran would put thousands of American and Iranian lives at risk and further destabilize the region already fraught with violence.