Iowa religious group to protest at Neb. base

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October 2nd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AP) — A religious group from Iowa will lead a peace rally at Offutt Air Force Base. The Sisters of St. Francis from Dubuque, Iowa, say this (Sunday) afternoon’s demonstration is meant to commemorate both the 10th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan and St. Francis of Assisi. The group says it expects about 100 protesters from across Iowa to travel to eastern Nebraska for the protest. It anticipates some demonstrators will be arrested for trespassing.