There are protests ongoing in more than 70 US cities this afternoon following the US strike that killed Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani.
Many of the demonstrations are sponsored by the ANSWER Coalition, which is an antiwar organization that was started after the 9/11 attacks.
In Washington, D.C., protesters filled much of Lafayette Park across from the White House to listen to a group of speakers pushing for the US to get out of the Mideast. This series of protests was planned before the Soleimani attack. Protesters held signs saying “Stop Bombing Iraq.”
Among the speakers in DC was actress Jane Fonda, who has been headlining weekly protests in DC pushing for action on climate change.
Here’s a look at the protest happening in DC today: