Protesters at Nevada Air Base Call for End to Drone Warfare

Creech Air Force Base. (Photo: Air Force)
Creech Air Force Base. (Photo: Air Force)

LAS VEGAS — Protesters at the gate of an air base in southern Nevada are calling for an end to U.S. drone missions that they say kill many more civilians than terrorists halfway around the world.

Organizer Toby Blome said Thursday that no violence and no arrests resulted from the first day of a demonstration outside Creech Air Force Base northwest of Las Vegas.

Blome says several advocacy groups including Veterans for Peace, CODEPINK Women for Peace and Nevada Desert Experience are organizing a larger protest Friday.

She says they want to block drone pilots from entering the base.

Base public affairs officers didn't immediately respond to questions about the protest.

Protest planners say they want to stop remotely piloted aircraft from flying armed missions in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia.

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