Washington - AFP:
Hundreds of people demonstrated yesterday in Eighty U.S. and Canadian city at the invitation of organizations gathered peacefully to "a mass day of action" to warn of a possible U.S. war on Iran. At the heart of Manhattan, New York, about 500 people gathered in Times Square and marched to the headquarters of the U.S. mission at the United Nations and the Consulate of Israel, according to an AFP correspondent.
Writing on the banner made the march a giant "No war, no sanctions, no intervention, no assassinations." The present demonstrations imposed while Europe and the United States a harsh new sanctions on Iran while Israel threatened this week of a new military intervention to prevent it from acquiring a nuclear weapon if not dissuaded international sanctions to stop its nuclear activities.
The Washington Post a few days ago told that the U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta believes that there is a "high possibility" that Israel will strike Iran's nuclear facilities in the spring. Panetta said that "Israel has indicated it is considering" launching raids on Iran's nuclear facilities, "we have expressed our concern and we are."
Debra Sweet, director of said "World Can not Wait", told AFP in New York that "what the Iranian government does not justify at all that the United States declares war" on the country. And "World Can not Wait" is one of peace and human rights movements, which called for sixty to move.
The organizations said in a booklet distributed during the demonstration that "the U.S. war on Iran began in any case," referring especially to the "harsh economic sanctions" imposed on the Islamic Republic, and "the spread of U.S. aircraft carriers off the coast of Iran." Sweet and said "I do not know what to do (President Barack) Obama, but I know what to do is to impose tough sanctions will not only affect ordinary people."
Organizing demonstrations Saturday in several U.S. cities including Chicago (north) and San Francisco and Los Angeles (West), Washington, Boston and Philadelphia (east and northeast), as well as in the cities of Calgary and Vancouver Western Canada. Iran insists its nuclear program is purely civilian targets.