Protests Against Saudi Prince’s Visit To DC, NY and Boston

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Update: World Beyond War provides a schedule of protests in Washington, DC, New York and Boston.

March 19 — Washington, DC — Congress: Stop U.S. Participation in Saudi-led War in Yemen

March 20 – Washington, DC – 11am in front of the White House while the Prince meets with Trump.

March 20 — New York, NY — Protest Saudi Prince

March 20 – Washington, DC – Korea at the Crossroads

March 21 – Washington, DC – 6pm in front of the Kennedy Center during Saudi Arts and Cultural event in honor of the Prince’s visit.

March 22 – Washington, DC – 11:30am during a private luncheon for Saudi Arabia. Meet in front of the Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW.

March 22 – Washington, DC – 6:30pm during a gala dinner for the Prince. Meet in front of the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, 1301 Constitution Ave NW

March 23 — Washington, DC — Demand Japan Drop Charges Against Anti-Base Activists

March 24 – Washington, DC and around the US – March For Our Lives (march against gun violence. Bring these signs: PDF)

March 25 — Boston — Protest Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman at MIT

#SaudiPrinceNotWelcome #YemenCantWait

Above: Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman greeted in Britain with protests during high-level meetings. Source CBS News

Join protests this week at various venues associated with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to Washington DC. We will focus on bin Salman’s key role in the bombing of Yemen, which has created the world’s greatest humanitarian crisis. We will also debunk the notion that bin Salman is a reformer for women’s rights and against corruption.

Protest the Saudi Prince’s visit to Washington, DC. Facebook Event

When and where:

Tuesday, March 20th 11am in front of the White House while the Prince meets with Trump.

Wednesday March 21st 6pm in front of the Kennedy Center during Saudi Arts and Cultural event in honor of the Prince’s visit

Thursday March 22nd 11:30am during a private luncheon for Saudi Arabia. Meet in front of the Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW

Thursday March 22nd 6:30pm during a gala dinner for the Prince. Meet in front of the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, 1301 Constitution Ave NW

Help us call for an end to Saudi Arabia’s bombing of Yemen. For more information contact Ariel 510 599 5330 ariel@codepink.org.

The U.S. has spent over $8 trillion on military forces in the Persian Gulf in the last four decades, supposedly protecting the Gulf from the then-Soviet Union and Iran. The effect has been to give backing to an absolute monarchy that opposes religious freedom, female equality and humane treatment of migrant workers–– the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The hereditary despots of Saudi Arabia are infamous for beheading and/or and floggings political dissidents. In January 2016 alone, the Saudi government beheaded 47 people, some of whom were guilty of such “crimes” as political activism. Between March 2015-2016, Saudi Arabia massacred over 6,000 people in a war of aggression against Yemen, and at least half of them were civilians. It’s time for the US to reevaluate the toxic relationship with Saudi Arabia!