An organization is hoping to cover some ground in order to ground drones in our state.
Walkers will start their 190 mile walk Monday at the Rock Island Arsenal where drone and bomb parts are stored. They’ll walk halfway across the state to the Iowa Air National Guard facility in Des Moines -the planned site of a new drone command center.
The group, Sisters of Humility, held a pre-walk rally in Davenport, Sunday.
Organizers hope the walk will raise awareness of drone strikes under former president George W. Bush and current president, Barack Obama.
They don’t want drones spying on Americans or being used to kill Americans.
“It’s only increasing violence across the world, it’s not resolving war, it’s not resolving the grievances of terrorists. It’s only creating more violence and we need to stop the cycle of violence,” Mia Evans said.
Once the group reaches Des Moines on Sunday, June 23rd they’ll hold two events; a peace rally at the national guard base followed by a peace meeting at the Friends’ meeting house on Grand Avenue.