LA JOLLA, CA -- Local residents and visitors should look to the sky between 8 and 9 a.m. Friday morning. Activists will fly a drone over three San Diego locations, including General Atomics CEO Neal Blue’s house in La Jolla Farms, to kick off a series of protests against the drone industry, which a large presence in San Diego.
CODEPINK, a national anti-war organization, organized the efforts. CODEPINK states it has been demonstrating against the use of “killer drones” under both the Bush and Obama administration for several years.
The organization also said it will stage a protest on the ground outside of Blue’s home on La Jolla Farms Road. It plans to announce the name of children that have been killed by General Atomics’ drones in Yemen and Pakistan.
The drone is scheduled to fly over General Atomics headquarters near Torrey Pines between 10 a.m. and noon and Northrop Grumman’s headquarters in Kearny Mesa between 4 and 6 p.m.
“It’s time we name and shame those companies and CEOs, like General Atomics’ Neal Blue, who profit from the killing of innocent people and keeping our nation in a state of perpetual war,” said CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin in an announcement.