Peace activists to demonstrate against action in Iraq Friday at MacDill

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Local peace groups will protest possible U.S. military actions in Iraq this week near the Tampa command center for southwest Asia.

United States Central Command is housed at South Tampa’s MacDill Air Force Base and for years, anti-war demonstrations have used the location to oppose military strikes.

During a forum on Iraq in St. Petersburg Monday night hosted by St. Pete for Peace, participants decided to protest outside MacDill this Friday at 4 p.m. at the corner of Dale Mabry Highway and Gandy Boulevard in Tampa, about a mile north of the main entrance to MacDill.

WMNF interviewed Melissa Baird, a member of St. Pete for Peace.