LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The drone strike ordered by President Trump that killed Quassem Soleimani and others this week prompted protests this weekend.

While nobody actually made a declaration of war, the protesters considered it a pre-emptive strike.

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“We’re demonstrating our opposition to the serious potential of a war between the United States and Iran,” said Ariadne Limite, a protester.

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Hundreds of protesters gathered at Pershing Square who took their message to the street, hoping to grab the attention of lawmakers 3,000 miles away.

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“I think we need to continue to make our voices louder until they do,” said Limite.  “It’s a day of protests across the country.  Organizers say there are more than 70 of these happening in the United States.”