Protest against Drone manufacturer in Poway

Thursday, September 27 2012
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

OK parking East side of General Atomics Way, south of Scripps Poway Parkway
14200 Kirkham Way
Poway, CA 92064

Gen. Atomics Drone Demonstrations, Poway

The San Diego Veterans For Peace leads weekly demonstrations at General Atomics in Poway. GA manufactures the Predator Drone.

The goal of this series of demonstrations is to get people thinking about the threat the drones present to American liberties. The melding of law enforcement with Homeland Security is producing a big brother state that needs to be curtailed.

San Diego and London - Allied against DRONES

Thursday Sep. 27 will be special because we are coordinating it with our London chapter of Veterans for Peace in the United Kingdom. On that day they will be protesting at 1600-1800 hours at the General Atomic offices near the Ministry of Defense in London. At 1600-1800 hours here in San Diego we will be protesting at General Atomic at our usual spot on Scripps-Poway Pkwy and General Atomic Rd. At both locations we will be doing filming, interviews for publication on our websites, youtube and VFP national.

We hope the press will take a look at this event in both locations. Hopefully, we will have our biggest crowd yet with your help. Even if you can come for part of the time it would be great. Make more banners. Also, we will include at both locations our opposition to war with Iran.

Demonstration location: Scripps Poway Parkway and General Atomics Way.

We will be there with flags and signs designed to get people asking questions, so please join us in this effort.

Scripps Poway Parkway and General Atomics Way. Google maps search: General Atomics Way, Poway, CA


Take Highway 15 to the Scripps Parkway (opposite Mercy Road) and continue east (past Pomerado) to General Atomics Way, which is very hard to find on a map. The street on the other side of the intersection is called Danielson and you can find that fairly easily on an on-screen map. NOTE: "General Atomics Way is the same street as Danielson, which is what it is called on the other side of Scripps-Poway Parkway. It is the last major intersection before you go up the hill towards Ramona." He also says that it isn't necessary for you to make a sign.

The parking along General Atomics Way has been eliminated.

You should first drive to the corner of Scripps Poway Parkway and General Atomics Way, and you will be directed to parking and shuttled back to the corner to stand. The shuttle will be available again to take you back to your car afterward. We may use the nearby COSTCO parking lot and shuttle if attendance is high enough.

Please note that almost the entire area is industrial and almost all of the streets are no parking zones. However, the East side of General Atomics Way, south of Scripps Poway Parkway is not posted, so we should be good there I hope. Not shown on Google maps is a newly opened cul-de-sac which extends Kirkham way past General Atomics Way to the East. At the end of the cul-de-sac there are not any no parking signs.

Otherwise you may need to go to a small strip mall 1/2 mile West of the intersection to find parking.

Dave Patterson

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