- Title: Veterans march to oppose Trump policies
- Date: 30th May 2017
- Summary: WASHINGTON, D.C., UNTIED STATES (MAY 30, 2017) (REUTERS) WIDE OF VETERANS GROUP MARCHING WITH THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT IN THE BACKGROUND VARIOUS OF GROUP WALKING TOWARD WHITE HOUSE VARIOUS OF VETERANS CHANTING WHILE MARCHING VETERANS GROUP POSING IN FRONT OF WHITE HOUSE WITH SIGNS VETERANS HOLDING SIGN ALLEGING THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP IS UNFIT (SOUNDBITE) (English) MICHAEL MCPHEARSON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF VETERANS FOR PEACE SAYING: "Budgets show where your priorities are and our discretionary spending was already mostly on war not on human needs, not investment in infrastructure and job creation et cetera. Now the new budget that's being proposed wants to cut human needs, wants to cut the State Department and wants to increase money for the Pentagon. So an immoral document is becoming even more immoral, so we're here to let the president say there are people out here who won't stand for that." VETERANS HOLDING SIGNS (SOUNDBITE) (English) DOUG RAWLINGS- VETERANS FOR PEACE MEMBER SAYING: "We've come to speak directly to the White House and say that we as veterans know what the reality of war is and we think it should be stopped. The 800 bases overseas, all of the money that's being spent on warfare should be brought back and reallocated to the United States to take care of our infrastructure, our schools our health system et cetera." VETERANS HOLDING SIGNS WITH WHITE HOUSE IN BACKGROUND WIDE OF VETERANS PROTESTING IN FRONT OF WHITE HOUSE
- Embargoed: 13th June 2017 21:58
- Keywords: Veterans protest march anti-war
- Location: WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES
- City: WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016J17WAV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Veterans for Peace marched from the Lincoln Memorial to the White House on Tuesday (May 30) to protest U.S. military policies and what they see as a lack of resources being spent on domestic policies.
The group chanted anti-war slogans as they marched to the White House where they gathered to press their message with the Trump administration.
Group leaders say they have sent a letter to President Donald Trump to request a meeting to discuss their concerns. They also presented a list of ten demands for peace at home and abroad.
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