Anti-war groups protest U.S. strikes against Syria 

April 9, 2017

Protesters have taken to the streets in cities across the United States, as well as other countries, to demonstrate against the airstrikes in Syria ordered by U.S. President Donald Trump.

Protesters in New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, chanted slogans against Trump’s controversial order and showed their support for the Syrian people.

Activists in New York had signs denouncing the bombing, including placards that read “Bombing Syria doesn't protect people, it KILLS THEM” and “NO! In the name of humanity, we refused to accept a fascist America.”

The demonstrators also expressed their resentment against Washington’s warmongering policy and said bombing Syria would create even more conflict, not resolution.

At least two people were arrested in New York City while another four were rounded up in Jacksonville, Florida. 

Anti-war demonstrations have been planned for 50 cities across the U.S. for the weekend.

In London, the British anti-war campaign group Stop the War Coalition took to the streets of Westminster to protest the U.S. airstrikes.

In a message posted to the group's Facebook page, the organization said, “The Stop the War Coalition condemns Donald Trump's decision to launch attacks against Syrian targets.”
“As well as deepening the tragedy of the Syrian people, this utterly irresponsible act threatens to widen the war and lead the West into military confrontation with Russia,” another message read.
(Source: Press TV)

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