Cindy Sheehan, peace activist, visits Fresno area

"Peace Mom" Cindy Sheehan and members of CodePINK Women for Peace rolled their protest against the use of drone aircraft in the war in Afghanistan into the San Joaquin Valley on Saturday.

Sheehan, a Bay-area mother who gained national attention when she began protesting the wars after the death of her son in Iraq in 2004, was joined by about 10 Fresno peace activists at the corner of McKinley and Peach avenues near the Air National Guard base.

"People need to know about drones, what they do and how they work and how essentially immoral they are," Sheehan said.

The unmanned aircraft are guided by soldiers sitting at computers at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada, she said. "We think it's particularly reprehensible when it's someone controlling a bomber from thousands of miles away," she said.

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