Members of the Davis community gather to peacefully protest the possibility of entering a war with Iran on January 9th, 2020. This protest was organized in light of heightened tensions following the U.S. airstrike on Iran and assassination of Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani, as well as the attack on U.S. military bases in Iraq. With the Trump Administration imposing more economic sanctions, detaining Iranian-American citizens at the border, and threatening to destroy cultural heritage sites in Iran, protestors dissent further conflict with Iran. The following week, the Iranian Student Organization at UC Davis held a candlelight vigil, honoring the memory of the 176 lives tragically lost in the shooting down of Boeing 737.

Photographs by Megana Bobba

Demonstrators gathered at ‘No War With Iran’ protest in Davis, CA on Thursday, Jan 9th
Three of over 48 protesters at ‘No War With Iran’ protest in Davis, CA on Thursday, Jan 9th
Sign on sidewalk of B Street, reads “We Will Not Be Lied Into Another War”
Protester holding sign that reads “War Is Not The Answer”
Protest organizer interviewing with FOX40 news
Protest organizer holding sign “Tell Congress: #No War With Iran”
Demonstrators protesting escalating U.S. – Iran conflict on 5th and B Street, Davis, CA
UC Davis student holding a candle at Candlelight Vigil held by Sedad on Thursday, Jan 16th outside Memorial Union
Candlelights placed in shape of 176, honoring the 176 lives lost in the shooting down of Boeing flight PS752
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