FIU Students Organizing Anti-Drone Protest
The White House drone program is one of the reasons why a group of Florida International University students are organizing a two-day anti-war protest at the school's main campus next Monday.
Main organizer Eric Faden, an FIU political science major and vice chairman of the Miami-Dade Libertarian Party, says they'll also be protesting Obama's refusal to shut down the Guantanamo prison camp, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the United States' involvement in conflicts in Libya, Syria, and Pakistan.
"The anti-war left disappeared when Obama got elected,"Faden says. "Yet he killed more people in 2011 than the mass murderers behind the massacres at Sandy Hook Elementary and the movie theater in [Aurora,] Colorado."
Faden spent Thursday afternoon buying Obama, Guy Fawkes, and Hillary Clinton masks, as well as other props for the two-day protest, which he is organizing with the Libertarian group Young Americans For Liberty.
He says protesters will gather at Graham Center lawn around 10 a.m. Monday and stay until 6 p.m. They will follow a similar schedule on Tuesday. "It's open to the public," he says. "So whoever wants to join us can."
Follow Francisco Alvarado on Twitter: @thefrankness.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Miami New Times' biggest stories.
- A Cuban-American Writer Grapples With New U.S. Policy, Family Legacy of Pain
- Marco Rubio on Cecil the Lion: "But What About Abortion?"
- Dolphins Bring Back Old Logo and Throwback Uniforms for One Game