A veteran’s group is planning to meet at Austin City Hall Thursday afternoon for what it is calling a public trial of Fort Hood leadership over the recent deaths of U.S. Army Spc. Vanessa Guillen and other soldiers stationed at the military base.
The group, Vets for the People, is part of the Working Families Party, a progressive grassroots political party, according to the organization’s website. The event is scheduled to start 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Austin City Hall, according to the organization’s Facebook event page.
“We refuse to accept what little the Army and Department of Defense have done to hold Fort Hood leadership accountable and to investigate themselves. We are tired of politicians who refuse to hold them accountable,” the veterans organization said in a news release. “We will no longer allow abuse and deaths like that of Vanessa Guillen and other soldiers to go unanswered.”