As President Barack Obama puts his reputation on the line to ask the United States Congress and American people to support his proposed airstrikes against Syria, protesters took to the streets of Obama’s hometown Chicago on Saturday, according to a Sun-Times report on Saturday afternoon.
Hundreds of protesters against American involvement in the Syrian dispute – approximately 300 of them – gathered in Federal Plaza, at 50 West Adams Street in Chicago’s Loop in hopes of convincing the elected politicians with a vote on the matter to vote against United States’ possible intervention.
According to the Sun-Times report, the protesters began their even by chanting, “No justice. No Peace. U.S. out of the Middle East.” The sizable group began at Federal Plaza with their concerned protest and peacefully marched to the Tribune Tower. The group of protesters included people from Syria who were waving the Syrian flag, as well as peace activists.
The protesters definitely want President Obama and their Washington, D.C. lawmakers to know that most people – as has been suggested by a variety of polls in recent weeks – do not want the United States involved with Syria’s dispute.