TARGET: NO MORE WAR TOYS

A HOLIDAY REMINDER FROM THE GRANNY PEACE BRIGADE

NO MORE WAR TOYS, NO MORE WARS An action-based reminder that our wonderful smart kids and grandkids need smart, not war-mongering, toys.  After our first wildly successful endeavor in Times Square on December 4th, we decided to take our message to a Target in Brooklyn.

2009_12_18_01Molly Klopot would prefer that children not play with this toy.

2009_12_18_02Jenny Heinz amassing despicable, child damaging war toys. “As we were leaving a police officer thanked us (for our beliefs/action or for leaving without resistance I know not)”
2009_12_18_03Caroline Chinlund adding to the collection. “We’re on a roll.”
2009_12_18_03aAnn Shirazi adding the “Girl GI Joe” doll to the cart.2009_12_18_03bAnn holds a Navy Seal doll. There seems to be no end to the supply of war-mongering toys.

2009_12_18_04aCarol Husten and Nydia Leaf look appalled because they are.

2009_12_18_04bJudy Lear with banner preparing to leave the Target toy department.2009_12_18_04cRemoving war toys from the toy floor. Barbara Harris and Edith Cresmer carrying the banner with Carol in the middle. Toys are on the cart escalator.2009_12_18_05aPolice escorting Lillian Pollak –  followed by Mercy VanVlack – out of the store.2009_12_18_05bJoan Pleune and Jenny are escorted out of Target.2009_12_18_07It took the police a while to get us out of the mall.2009_12_18_07aOnce outside we sang and gave out our “Smart Toys for Smart Kids” flyers2009_12_18_07cBev Rice getting vocal.

“We brought our particular form of education, elucidation and illumination to holiday shoppers at the Atlantic Shopping Center.”
– Fran Sears

“Good work – worth the effort and will soon be cloned elsewhere.”
– Barbara Harris

“At the close of the event, a police officer told a few of us that we could not/would not be arrested for carrying or displaying banners in a store.  Arrests can be made if/when people refuse to leave when ordered to do so by the police.  So, we must and will, carry-on!!!  Correct???”
– Phyllis Cunningham

RIGHT ON!! WE WILL DEFINITELY CARRY ON!! – Joan Pleune

“Let’s make 2010 a better year.” – Eva-Lee Baird

Photos by Phyllis Cunningham

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