Protesters against war rally in Tulsa Saturday


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Reported by: Price McKeon
Updated: 8/31/2013 10:53 pm Published: 8/31/2013 10:44 pm


Dozens waved signs in protest at the corner of 101st and Memorial on Saturday.

Protester Lamiaa Ali said, "I'm here today to send my voice that I'm against the war."

Another protester TC Ryan said, “We're out here protesting the President’s decision to intervene in military, Syria's civil war."

Another protester Priscilla Galstaun said, "I'm protesting the wars that have been continuing the last 12 years. Now Syria’s in line and what's it going to be next?"

People waved flags, waved signs, and drew signs with the messaged they want the United States to stay out of Syria.

Protester Doug Landers said, “It's tragic but I don't think the US that the moral right or the moral obligation to be telling people who cannot use chemical weapons.”

Protester Lamiaa Ali said, “I don't think we can stop killing by killing more innocent people.”

The heat did not stop protesters. They used umbrellas to block the sun and drank lots of water. They said they want their voices heard.

Protester TC Ryan said, "You know it's a 100 degree weather so I'm just glad anybody showed up."

Just before they arrived the President addressed the nation saying he is asking congress to approve military action in Syria.

Ryan said, "I think it's cute he wanted to go to congress first."

The address to the nation did not stop or quiet the protesters Saturday.

Landers said, "I'm really happy about how many people came out here to show their support of the cause and their dislike for war."

Galstaun said, “A cross section of the best part of our society I share today and I love it."

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