Protesters march against first British drone baseSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Sun, 04/28/2013 - 15:44
LONDON (AP) — Anti-war protesters demonstrated Saturday outside a Royal Air Force base used to control drone flights over Afghanistan.
Until this week, British drones were operated only from a U.S. Air Force base in Nevada.
The Ministry of Defense announced Thursday that a new drone-operating squadron had begun operating from RAF Waddington in eastern England.
The ministry says the Reaper drones are used for "intelligence and surveillance missions," but also are equipped with missiles and bombs.
About 400 peace activists marched to the perimeter fence of the base...