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School of the Americas Protest

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 11/20/2007

Twenty-five thousand people gathered last weekend at fort Benning, Georgia, for the 18th annual vigil to close the School of the Americas – now known as the Western Hemispheric Institute for Security Studies.            

  The school has been documented to be a training ground for central and south American military officials, many of whom have engaged in torture and attacks on civilians after being trained at the School by U.S. Military officials.

Among the participants was Josh Harris, who spoke today with KBOO’s Crystal Leighty.

 

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