Minnesotans Rally Ahead of Possible Attack on Syria
Protesters around the world took to the streets Saturday to rally for and against a possible U.S.-led attack on Syria as President Barack Obama announced he would seek congressional approval for such a move.
Obama said the United States should take action against Syria to punish it for what it says was a deadly chemical attack that killed more than 1,400 people launched by Syrian President Bashar Assad this month, but he wants Congress to debate the issue and take a vote. Obama has said any possible strike would be limited.
About 50 people rallied in downtown Minneapolis. Most say they are afraid an attack could start another U.S. war.
Some of the protestors questioned whether the chemical weapons used in Syria might have come from America.
In Washington, as Obama addressed the nation from the Rose Garden, crowds of anti-war demonstrators gathered outside the White House. "Obama, hands off Syria" shouted the anti-war demonstrators, who carried yellow signs reading "No War On Syria."
A larger anti-war protest is planned to take place Tuesday on the University of Minnesota campus.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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