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Hundreds protest military action against Syria in DC

10:51 AM, Sep 9, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- As President Obama continues to make his case for a strike on Syria, protesters on both sides of the debate are converging on Capitol Hill.  There are are three simultaneous protests taking place.

The biggest protest started about two hours ago outside the White House. Approximately 200 people protested President Obama's plan to launch military strikes in Syria. Most of the people are Syrian-Americans who say they do not support the Assad regime or his alleged use of chemical weapons. But they also do not support any U.S. military action in Syria.

From the White House, these protesters marched down Pennsylvania Avenue and are now gathering on Capitol Hill.

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According to a new poll by CNN, nearly 6 in 10 Americans agree with these protesters.  They think Congress should NOT authorize military action in Syria, but there's also plenty of people on the other side.
They're were expected to start rallying about half-an-hour ago.

There's a real push on both sides to try to sway public opinion before the President's address to the nation Tuesday night.

 

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