The Boyle Heights community held a protest on the 43rd anniversary of the August 29, 1970 Chicano Moratorium Memorial Day of Resistance against imperial wars. The protest was held at the Armed Forces/Career Center of the US Army and Marines at the Plaza del Sol.
The protest was organized to opposed the impending US bombing of Syria. Several community activists demanded No US War on the people of Syria and the Middle East as well as an end to the military recruitment of young Chicana/o-Mexicana/o, Central American and immigrant youth for war.
Community activists picketed and held banners in front of the largest military recruitment center in East Los Angeles. Telemundo interviewed a couple of community activists, which was later televised during the evening news.
Eastside residents have had a historic record of opposing imperial wars. Some of the activists present at the rally were founders of the original Chicano Moratorium Against the Vietnam War as well as individuals who took part in the Chicanas/os Contra La Guerra en Irak that was founded in 2003. There was also a short acto of political teatro as well.
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