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Sun Jan 5 2020 (Updated 01/15/20)
Northern California Rallies Against Occupation of Iraq, War with Iran
Following January 4 Demos, Organizers Call for More Protests on January 8, 9, 12, 14 & 25
On January 4, thousands of people rallied and marched in Northern California, proclaiming "US Out Of Iraq" and "No War With Iran." Various groups, including ANSWER Coalition and Code Pink, had already called for a rally and march in San Francisco prior to the U.S. assassination of Iranian general Qassem Suleimani near the Baghdad airport on January 3.

That extrajudicial killing swelled the turnout in San Francisco while anti-war activists quickly announced similar actions at other Northern California locations. An estimated 2500 to 3000 people marched in San Francisco. A smaller, but no less energetic, contingent raised their voices in San Mateo. A diverse crowd rallied at San Jose City Hall.

ANSWER Coalition announced an emergency protest for Wednesday, January 8 at 5pm in San Francisco at Powell and Market, which drew about 100 people on very short notice.

MoveOn, Indivisible and others called for nationwide protests and vigils on Thursday, January 9, including in at least 19 Northern California locations. Over 100 people attended a vigil for peace with Iran in Fresno on January 9.

Code Pink led a No Iran War--Golden Gate Peace Walk on Sunday, January 12 at 11:45am.

Activists on the peninsula organized a half hour non-partisan, non-sectarian Peace Vigil on Tuesday, January 14 from 5pm to 5:30pm in front of Foster City City Hall (610 Foster City Blvd).

A broader range of organizations has called for a Global Day of Protest on Saturday, January 25, including in San Francisco at Powell and Market at 12pm and in Santa Rosa.

Protest Coverage & Event Announcements:

San Francisco
photo J9 Protest in San Francisco (1/9) | photo No New War on Iran! Emergency Protest (1/8) | photo In San Francisco, Thousands March Against Occupation of Iraq And War With Iran (1/4) | Jan 4, 2020: 5,000 March for Peace in San Francisco (1/4) | calendar U.S. Troops Out of Iraq! (San Francisco and nationwide) (1/4) | calendar SF: No New War on Iran! Emergency Protest (1/8) | calendar No War With Iran! Nationwide Protest (1/9) calendar No Iran War — Golden Gate Bridge Peace Walk (1/12) calendar San Francisco: Global Day of Protest - No War on Iran! (1/25)

San Mateo
photo Resounding Chants at San Mateo "No War with Iran" Rally after Drone Strikes (1/4) | calendar No War with Iran! (1/4)

San Jose
photo San José Mounts Immediate Response to Call for Anti-War Action (1/4) | photo In San José, Protesters Say We've Got a Moron with a War On (1/4) | calendar US Out of Iraq! (1/4) | calendar No War With Iran! (1/9)

Fresno
photo Fresno Peace in Iran Vigil Coordinates with Nationwide Protests (1/9)

Davis
calendar No War on Iran! U.S. Troops Out of Iraq! (1/4) | calendar No War With Iran! (1/9)

Santa Cruz
calendar No War On Iran (1/4) | calendar No War With Iran! Nationwide Protest (1/9)

Sacramento
calendar U.S. Troops Out of Iraq! No War on Iran! (1/4) | calendar No War With Iran! Nationwide Protest (1/9)

Monterey
calendar No War on Iran! U.S. Out of Iraq! (1/4) | calendar No War With Iran! (1/9)

Foster City
calendar Sunset Peace Vigil in Foster City (1/14)

Santa Rosa
calendar No War With Iran! Protest Santa Rosa (1/9) | calendar Global Day of Protest: No War on Iran! (1/25)

calendar More January 9 protest announcements:
Novato, Oakland, Alameda, Fairfield, Mountain View, Pacifica, Walnut Creek, Fremont, Livermore, Sonoma, Castro Valley, Redwood City

See Also: photo NLG Strongly Condemns Assassinations by U.S. & Increased Repression of Iranian Nationals | photo Native People urge peace and friendship with Iran, demand U.S. get out of Iraq | photo Urgent Call For Action Against A U.S. War On Iran
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