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Ohioans Protest U.S. Military Action That Killed Iranian Leader

Some Ohioans who oppose the U.S. assassination of senior Iranian military Commander Qasem Soleimani took to the streets in several cities this weekend including this one in Columbus on Saturday.

Anti-war demonstrator Mark Stansbery was one of about 100 protestors who stood in the cold.

“It wasn’t even done in a military sense, in a strategic sense. It was a political assassination. And that’s a very dangerous road we are going down," Stansbery said.

Columbus resident Afkham Davis is from Iran and fears for her family there. 

“I don’t think Iranians are going to be quiet," Davis said.

President Trump ordered the assassination in an airstrike without Congressional authorization. Trump says that airstrike thwarted a planned terrorist action against the U.S.

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Afkham Davis fears for her family in Iran
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Afkham Davis fears for her family in Iran

Many protestors blame President Trump
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Many protestors blame President Trump

Another picture from Columbus protest
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Another picture from Columbus protest