Protesters turn out to oppose military action in Syria
PROTESTERS took to the streets of Stroud yesterday to send a message to world leaders considering military intervention in Syria.
Hastily-drawn placards covered the front of the old Curry's store in High Street, which also publicise a protest taking place there tomorrow.
As the UK Government appears to be holding back from military action now, protesters said a chemical weapons attack in Syria should not be the tipping point for the USA and others to intervene militarily.
"Evidence has proved from Iraq and Afghanistan that going in to a Middle East country in this way does not solve problems at all," said Stroud District Council member John Marjoram.
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He and fellow protester James Beecher agreed that the chemical attack last week was "terrible", but said there are many more avenues to pursue before military action is even considered.