Code Pink now marching in Pakistan for end to drone strikes
“People are taking great risks to come here,” said Medea Banjamin, co-director of Code Pink. “It shows the depth of conviction that we have to say that ‘I don’t want my government killing innocent people in my name and I’m going to put my body on the line to try to stop it.’ ”
Khan, a former cricket star, is leading a convoy of thousands — including political supporters, local community members and journalists — into the troubled, restricted region to highlight the impact of drone strikes in Pakistan…
In August, the Pakstani Taliban threatened to kill Khan if he held the march. “If he comes, our suicide bombers will target him,” Taliban spokesman Ahsanullah Ahsan told The Associated Press.