Pacifists Protest Possible War Against Iran [View all]
By Agence France-Presse
Saturday, February 4, 2012 21:42 EST
Hundreds of protesters demonstrated Saturday in New York and pacifist groups took to the streets in dozens of other US and Canadian cities in a “Day of Mass Action” against a possible war with Iran.
About 500 protesters gathered in Manhattan’s Times Square and marched to the headquarters of the US mission to the United Nations and to the Israeli consulate.
“No war, no sanctions, no intervention, no assassinations,” read a banner leading the march.
The demonstrations came as Europe and the United States slapped tough new sanctions on Iran, and Israel this week launched new threats of military intervention if the Islamic republic fails to rein in its suspected nuclear development program.