Rally in Eugene calls for no war with Iran

The rally comes on the heels of this week’s U.S. drone strike, which killed one of Iran’s top military leaders, General Qasem Soleiman.

Posted: Jan 4, 2020 5:24 PM
Updated: Jan 4, 2020 5:40 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Dozens of people made their voices heard at the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza Saturday, calling for peace as tensions in the Middle East rise.

The rally comes on the heels of this week’s U.S. drone strike which killed one of Iran’s top military leaders, General Qasem Soleiman.  The group waived signs and banners and heard from speakers, including people running for public office and an Iraq War veteran.

Vietnam veteran Ed Philip attended the rally. He said he doesn't want to see any more soldiers killed.

"A lot of us are getting unnecessarily killed, and I think the military now are just being pawns," Philip said.

Organizers say the rally was just one of many held on Saturday across the country.

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