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Ground the Drones protest, Lincoln 27.04.13

Hundreds of peace campaigners gathered Saturday [27 April 2013] outside a new Reaper Unmanned Aerial Vehicle control center in the UK countryside to say it is "time to end killer drones."

In what is being called the UK's biggest anti-drone protest to date, over 400 demonstrators took part in a march and rally outside of the UK's new drone headquarters at the Royal Air Force (RAF) Station Waddington in Lincolnshire, three hours north of London.

According to a local news outlet, demonstrators carried banners and drums and marched chanting: "David Cameron, CIA, how many kids have you killed today?" and "War's not a video game, every Afghan has a name."

A protester identified as Ms. John told the crowd outside the compound, "This base is a smokescreen for the work that's going on in killing children across the world."

Saturday's rally and march was organized by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), the Drone Campaign Network, Stop the War Coalition and War on Want.

text: common dreams

Tags: drones