Vets call for end to war in Afghanistan

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  • Group protests war in Afghanistan
  • They march to King memorial
Hundreds of veterans and their families and anti-war protesters marched to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Friday afternoon, marking 10 years since the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan began.
"Ten long years that we have engaged in war, dropping bombs, killing people, spending trillions of dollars," said event organizer Michael McPhearson of United for Peace and Justice. "We are not listening to Dr. King's words."
Demonstrators carried signs saying "Fund jobs, not war!" and "Wars are poor chisels for peaceful tomorrows."
Other speakers included three women from Afghanistan, members of a group called Afghans for Peace.