Jan. 15 2011
WINDSOR, Ont. Antiwar activists are holding a rally in Windsor
today to drum up support for American war resisters who are seeking
refuge in Canada.
The War Resisters Support Campaign wants the public to tell Ottawa to
stop deporting Iraq war resisters.
Ken Marciniec, a spokesman for the group, says today's rally at
Windsor's Market Square "is not a demonstration so much as reaching
out to people."
The rally kicks off the group's Let Them Stay Week, a series of
events meant to raise awareness of the resisters' plight.
There are about 40 self-styled war resisters in Canada.
So far, two have been deported to the U.S., where they were
incarcerated for deserting the military.