East Texans gather in Tyler for anti-war rally
POSTED: Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 5:39pm
UPDATED: Sunday, September 8, 2013 - 10:19am
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — The debate whether the U.S. will strike in Syria continues and anti-war activists want their voices heard.
Demonstrators rallied in front of the White House today. In fact, rallies are being held all over.
Today there was an anti-war rally in Tyler on the corner of South Broadway and the Loop.
Anti-war protest groups are rallying around the country, across Texas and one group right here in East Texas. The Tyler Liberty Alliance.
"We of us are really against any kind if intervention in Syria, we feel like there can be a lot of unintended consequences.
"I don't think there is any reason to intervene, our forefathers told us not to intervene stay out of people's business."
Citizens were waving signs in Tyler.
President Barack Obama has made it clear, he supports military action in Syria.
"Failing to respond to this outrageous attack, would increase the risk that chemical weapons could be used again. They would fall into the hands of terrorists who might use them against us."
NATO put out a report I think last week, when 70% of Syrians are against U.S. intervention in Syria."
Protester Erick Alvarez says, that number has gone un-noticed.
"Erick- it doesn't make sense of us to intervene and make things worse."
Putin has stated, action against Syria without approval of the UN Security Council would be illegal.
Brad Hoff's wife is a Syrian Christian and they currently have family in Syria.
"They are currently out of their own homes, they're hunkered down in the middle of damascus."
The big question is....will the U.S. intervene?
President Obama and Russian President Vladmir Putin spoke on Friday at the G-20 meeting.
As of now diffferences among Obama and Putin on Syria remain.