CodePINK Austin assembled a ‘wedding party’ for a Valentine’s week action. We walked through a busy shopping district with heart shaped signs related to the drone bombings of weddings. Here is an excerpt of the flyer we passed out: 

"On December 12, 2013, a U.S. drone struck a wedding party in Yemen. An estimated 17 people were killed and many others wounded. A Yemeni journalist said of the strike, "You cannot imagine how angry people are. They turned the wedding festival into a funeral.” Locals stood over a row of corpses with a sign that stated "America spills blood."

This scene has become all too common as the war on terror has turned into a war on weddings. Targeting large gatherings of people in order to kill a few suspected militants has become a tactic of war, and one which the UN is investigating as a war crime.”