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Twin Cities peace activists say no to U.S. military attack on Syria

By staff

Protest planned for Aug. 28

Minneapolis, MN – Peace activists in the Twin Cities are speaking out in opposition to military strikes against Syria.

Meredith Aby of the Anti-War Committee states, “Despite the fact that the majority of Americans are against U.S. military intervention in Syria, the New York Times reports that President Obama is considering a list of targets and is talking with French President François Hollande about military action. It is critical that we protest and call the White House to say no to war with Syria. The U.S. needs to pull out of Syria – not entrench itself into this conflict further. I am deeply concerned about how many people a U.S. bombing campaign would kill.”

Sabry Wazwaz, also of the Anti-War Committee, said, “We need to understand if the U.S. invades Syria, trust me it’s not to save the Syrian people.”

In response the threats to attack, the organizers of the Wednesday Peace Vigil on the Lake Street-Marshall Avenue Bridge urge all opposed to a new U.S. war to join the vigil Aug. 28, between 5 and 6 p.m., to speak out against U.S. intervention in Syria. The weekly peace vigil is sponsored by the Women Against Military Madness End War Committee and Twin Cities Peace Campaign. The call for the Aug. 28 vigil to speak out against a U.S. war in Syria is endorsed by the Anti-War Committee, Minnesota Peace Action Coalition, Veterans for Peace and others.

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