Washington, DC – On Wednesday night groups including Global Zero, MoveOn.org, Win Without War, Ultraviolet, and CODEPINK: Women For Peace protested in front of the White House to stand against nuclear war.
Over the last 24 hours the situation with North Korea has erupted into a full-blown crisis. In response to reports about Kim Jong-un’s new nuclear capabilities, Trump promised to meet another threat with “fire and fury like the world has never seen.” Right now two inexperienced egomaniacs are facing off with nuclear weapons. Experts are calling this the Cuban Missile Crisis of our time.
The prospect of nuclear war is closer than ever. On the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, the demonstrators took a stand against the use of nuclear weapons and called for diplomacy to prevent against reckless escalation of the North Korea crisis.
They had a moment of silence in vigil for the Nagasaki atomic bombing.
This rally kicked off a 24-hour vigil for peace organized by CodePink.