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Protesters target drones in front of Raytheon Plant

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Protestors marched in Largo Thursday to stand against the use of drones by the military.

Several activist groups came together in front of the Raytheon plant to protest the use of the unmanned aircraft.

Raytheon makes software that allows drones to send back real-time intelligence. While many say remote-controlled drones help keep our troops out of harms way, the protestors see it differently. They say the drones are creating more enemies of the U.S.

"We're saying these drones are killing a lot of innocent people, and that they are creating more enemies everytime they kill a woman or kill a child. That whole family, that whole community, that whole tribe, then becomes Anti-American," said Madea Benjamin with Code Pink.

Benjamin also said drone strikes are the number one recruiting tool of Al-Qaeda.

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