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Shut Down the AEC

May 2, 2009
Delaware River Area CODEPINK
Philadelphia, PA

Over 300 people from all over the northeast decided to take action. A coalition of over 30 anti-war, peace and justice groups rallied at St. Luke’s Church on Knights Road, just about a mile away from the Franklin Mills Mall, which houses the Army's Experience Center.

Everyone was fired up about shutting this pro-military, recruiting atrocity down, and you could feel the energy in the crowd that ranged from Viet Nam War vets to Iraq War Vets to young students. Drums were heard, speeches and rallying cries to “Shut it Down!”

Over 300 activists entered the mall banging drums and screaming their rallying cries to “SHUT IT DOWN!” and “WAR IS NO GAME!” as the complaint was handed to the recruiting officer in charge. The complaint was read out loud, which had a profound effect on everyone who was there shopping and visiting the various eateries.

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