Activists gathered outside of the 92nd Street Y on May 31 to protest a talk given by renowned war criminal Henry Kissinger as part of the Y’s “Lectures and Conversations” series.
Kissinger developed the plans for wars that resulted in millions of deaths, millions of refugees, millions maimed. He was responsible for crimes against humanity in Vietnam, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Chile, Iraq and many other countries. (Click here for a video about Kissinger’s history.)
In an effort spearheaded by World Can’t Wait, organizers encouraged people to contact the 92nd Street Y demanding that the appearance be canceled. Despite these efforts, the talk was still held, and activists gathered outside of the 92nd Street Y to protest. The protest was sponsored by a wide variety of groups, including World Can’t Wait, War Criminals Watch, CodePink, Veterans For Peace-NYC Chapter 34, Movimiento la Peña del Bronx, Bolivarian Circle Alberto Lovera NY, the East Timor & Indonesia Action Network and The Indypendent.
For more coverage of the protest, watch the video below: