On the 13th of August, Code Pink both protested and disrupted the AUVSI or Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International convention. This convention is for the makers of the armed killing drones used by the US military, so Code Pink had a few things to say.
In the morning, one of Code Pink's protesters managed to get inside and make a speech, covered on C-Span.
At noon, protesters some dressed as drones, showed up outside. One of the cardboard drones on a stick was "flown" over attendee on their way inside.
In the convention there had been much talk of using drones for purposes other than war-but the drones being sold to the military are sold at such high prices that only cops using Homeland Security grants, the National Guard, and the military can afford them.
Code Pink explicitly said the objections were to the presence of weapons or of systems used to spy on the
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