Protest signs greet fort's main gate
Local group joins national awareness effort
SIERRA VISTA — On a hot Monday afternoon, a dozen of people protested the use of drones — unmanned aerial vehicles — by the United States. The group gathered across the street from Fort Huachuca’s main gate.
It was part of a national protest which occurred at other military installations across the United States on Monday. At Fort Huachuca there is training for operators and maintainers in the U.S. military for drone programs.
During the 90 minute protest, one man, “David,” spoke with the protestors, agreeing on the need to ensure unmanned aerial vehicles are not be used to spy on American citizens, but he had no problem of targeting people other nations, including U.S. citizens, if they are betraying America.
On the other hand, an organizer of the Drone Ranger Action Committee of Bisbee, said she too doesn’t want America’s civil freedoms impacted by this new technology.
Mimi Ferraro added she has concerns about the lethal use of unmanned aerial systems by the United States in other nations, as well as expressing that the technology could be misused against American citizens within the borders of the United States.
See Tuesday’s Herald/Review for more on this story.
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