Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger came
under protest Tuesday at a public event in New York City. A
coalition of progressive groups organized the rally to call for
Kissingerís arrest for war crimes. Activist Richard Marini was
ejected from the event after attempting to carry out a citizenís
arrest on Kissinger.
"When he got up on stage, I stood up and tried to place him
under citizenís arrest for the murder of innocent civilians in
Cambodia, Vietnam, Chile, Iraq, east Pakistan, East Timor. The
list just goes on. I said he was convicted of war crimes, and I
was placing him under arrest. Security then yanked me by my arm
over three other people. People like this need to be confronted,
so people need to get out in the streets and demand that war
criminals like him and war criminals of the Bush administration
are prosecuted. I mean, even today, these war crimes still
continue. Obama is still continuing it. People need to demand
that these criminals are prosecuted."
These groups officially endorsed the
East Timor &
Indonesia Action Network (ETAN), World Canít Wait, War
Criminals Watch, CodePink, Veterans For Peace-NYC Chapter
34,Movimiento la PeŮa del Bronx, Bolivarian Circle Alberto Lovera
NY, Granny Peace Brigade, The Indypendent and the North American
Congress on Latin America (NACLA),and the NYC War Resisters League.