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9 Arrested in Good Friday Protest Against Drones at Hancock Air Base in NY - Top U.S. & World Headlines — April 17, 2017

In New York state, nine peace activists were arrested on Good Friday at a protest outside the Hancock Air Base in Syracuse, New York. The activists blocked the entrance to the air base by tying themselves to crosses resembling drones. This is Charley Bowman of Buffalo Peace Center.

"Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus. Recognizing that 70 percent of our nation identify as Christian, we come to the gates of the Hancock drone base to make real the crucifixion today. As Jesus and others were crucified by the Roman Empire, drones are used by the U.S. empire. In Roman times, crosses loomed over the community to warn people that they could be killed whenever the empire decided. So, too, our drones fly over many countries, threatening extrajudicial killings of whoever happens to be in the vicinity."

https://www.democracynow.org/2017/4/17/headlines/9_arrested_in_good_friday_protest_against_drones_at_hancock_air_base_in_ny

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