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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Tell Congress No Bombing

Last Saturday, President Barack Obama announced he would ask Congress to authorize strategic bombing of targets in war-torn Syria because it is believed Syrian leaders used chemical weapons, specifically sarin gas, on their own people in a conflict which has claimed more than 100,000 lives.

Today, sign-carrying, shouting opponents of that move marched from the White House through the streets of DC to Capitol Hill in an effort to convince Congress to reject the President's request.

Congress is expected to begin debating the issue on Monday, and protesters vowed to return to Capital Hill then to force a no vote on any bombing, which they claim would be an unwarranted step toward yet another war in the Middle East.

Here is a photo recap of the day.

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