DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Hundreds of protesters rallied and marched in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon, voicing their opposition to war with Iran days after a top Iranian military commander was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad.
The ANSWER Coalition, Code Pink and Veterans for Peace organized the 1 p.m. rally at Pershing Square, calling for an immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Middle East.
“If Iran openly assassinated a top U.S. general and bragged about it, there is no question that the United States would initiate full scale war,” said Brian Becker, ANSWER’s national coordinator. “Trump and the Pentagon have acted illegally, in violation of the Constitution, the War Powers Act and international law.”
Meanwhile, Los Angeles police and the county sheriff’s department said they continued to monitor events in the Middle East, adding that there was no credible threat to the Southland.