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Indianapolis protesters demonstrate against war with Iran

Posted at 11:21 PM, Jan 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-04 23:21:13-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Dozens of people took to the streets Saturday in fear of what they believe could happen following the killing of top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani earlier this week.

Derek Ford and the Answer Coalition gathered along Delaware and Washington Streets to wave signs and protest for peace in between on-and-off rain showers.

"It's hard to pull something like this off on such short notice," Ford said.

Even though President Trump said it doesn't mean war is inevitable, some of the people who gathered are not convinced, and they feel retaliation from Iran is inevitable.

"If you start something, someone else is going to finish it," Doris Jones said.

Protests like Saturday's are popping up all across the country, giving groups the chance to express their opinion about what happens going forward.

"We are one of over 74 cities in the U.S. protesting (Saturday)," Ford said.

The United States is sending 3,000 soldiers to the Middle East following Soleimani's killing, but defense officials said the deployments are not in response to the strike. People in attendance at Saturday's protest were skeptical, though.

"Everything that happens, it affects us," Jones said.