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Protesters oppose prospect of British military intervention in Syria
9:34am Friday 30th August 2013 in News
ANTI-WAR protesters gathered in York to campaign against Britain’s possible military intervention in Syria.
Members of the campaign group, York Against The War gathered in Exhibition Square near Bootham Bar.
Carrying posters and banners promoting peace, the protesters were hoping to raise awareness and encourage people to oppose Britain intervening in the civil war.
The protest came ahead of yesterday’s House of Commons debate to discuss a possible intervention in Syria in principle, after claims fighters loyal to Syrian president Bashar Assad were responsible for a poison gas attack on civilians.
Prime Minister David Cameron told MPs that they must make a judgement as to who they believed was responsible.
Speaking in the House of Commons yesterday, York Central MP Hugh Bayley asked the Prime Minister for assurances that any military action would shorten the war in Syria rather than prolong it, but Mr Cameron said he could not give such assurances.
The York Against The War group have a stall in St Sampson’s Square in the city centre every Saturday where they campaign for petitions to be signed and hand out leaflets regarding their latest protests.
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