On May 4th, activists from CODEPINK, a nationally-based Peace & Justice organization, staged a wedding in front of the White House. It then orchestrated a simulated reenactment of a Killer Drone strike on the wedding party.
According to CODEPINK’s press release, “it used street theater in front of the White House to simulate a wedding attacked by a US drone strike in Yemen. Activists aim to educate the public about how terrifying it would be to have the same thing happen in the US, and motivate people to take action against the drones.”
The bride, groom and the guests wore fancy wedding clothes and a Catholic priest conducted the ceremony. To learn more, click here.
Medea Benjamin is the cofounder of CODEPINK and she helped to organize and participated in the event in front of the White House. She is the author of the acclaimed book: “Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control.”
For photos of the event, please check out my Flickr.
Bill Hughes is an attorney, author, actor and photographer. His latest book is “Byline Baltimore.” It can be found at: https://www.amazon.com/William-Hughes/e/B00N7MGPXO/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1