Group Rallies in Duluth Against Syria Military Action

By KBJR News 1

August 30, 2013 Updated Aug 30, 2013 at 9:27 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - With tensions rising in Syria and the United States government considering military action, group's in the Northland are rallying to keep our troops out of action.

People say there's no place for our military presence in Syria.

Nearly a dozen people shouted from Superior Street, saying after a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, troops need to come home and not brought to battle in Syria.

Protestors rallied in Duluth Friday, following a chemical weapons attack that is said to have killed at least 1,400 people, including more than 400 children. People held signs that said "hands-off Syria" and "Say No to War."

Many say the past ten years of war have been enough and we need to demonstrate wisdom over war.

"We've solved our problems for too many years by using our military and muscles and our force. We need to show we really have truthful wisdom on our side by using diplomacy and showing them our ideas are better," said demonstrator, Scot Bol.

The hands-off Syria protesters say they will continue to spread their message in the coming days until the right-course action is made by our government.

A poll conducted by NBC found half of Americans believe the U-S should not intervene in Syria, with 80% saying President Obama should seek approval from Congress before acting.

Congress is on summer recess until September 9th.

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