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Syria Protests Planned Nationwide

The International Action Center has posted a lengthy list of planned protests against US intervention in Syria, most of which are scheduled for this Saturday. In New York City, anti-war activists will gather in Times Square at 1PM.
We are non-violently protesting the escalation of US military involvement in Syria, as well as the complete disregard of the will of the American people in the decision to begin a new war. We in no way support the actions of the Assad regime, but are concerned that US intervention will instigate more violence and suffering. We are all guaranteed our right to protest freely, nevertheless, we will be operating under the guidelines that we do NOT interfere with pedestrians or cars (Times Square can be a busy place) and we will not be using sound amplifiers.
In Washington DC, anti-war activists will gather outside the White House.
Now is the time for the people to step up pressure on Congress and demand that they vote NO to any resolution authorizing a military attack on Syria. On Saturday, September 7, people are descending on Washington, D.C., for a march from the White House to Congress for a major demonstration as Congress returns to Washington, D.C., and prepares to vote. This demonstration is initiated by a broad ad hoc coalition called the Vote No War Against Syria Coalition.
Demonstrations are also planned for Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Houston, Minneapolis, San Francisco, and many smaller cities.

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