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Protestors Say No To Syrian War
"Say no to the propaganda and the lies!"
Protestors in Springfield braved 90 degree heat, just to try and get their point across. That point is, they don't want another war.
"Western intelligence has over and over again lied, to get wars started," Greg Bishop told us. He joined the handful of activists at the State Capitol Saturday afternoon.
He says tax payer's money would continue to fund what he described as an underlining agenda. "Trillions of dollars have spent in the past 10 years on a policy of intervention, on a policy of us fabricating evidence, selling it to the American people and then going to war on that fabricated evidence," Bishop said.
On Saturday, President Barack Obama announced he does not want troops in Syria, but there is a need to help the country. Illinois senator, Dick Durbin shares a similar view. "I don't want us engaged in another war. I don't want assad to think he can kill people with chemical weapons with impunity. It's a very difficult challenge the president faces," Durbin said.
Across the country, people took the streets to voice their opinion. In Texas crowds gathered, demanding the US help stop bloodshed in Syria.
Chicago protestors shared the same views as those gathered at the
State Capitol. They believe there is a better alternative to helping the Syrian people, other than violence.
In Springfield, Glenn Marshall, ABC NewsChannel.