ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Anti-war activists plan a march and rally Saturday in St. Paul as part of a national day of local peace actions.

Protesters will gather at 1 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Community Center. A march will start at 1:30 p.m. and move down University Avenue, ending at the state Capitol for a rally at 2:15 p.m.

Activists are calling for an end to the U.S. war in Afghanistan, an end to the continued U.S. presence in Iraq, and for a redirection of resources from war to human needs.

March 19 was chosen as a day of protests across the country to mark eight years since the start of the U.S. military intervention in Iraq.