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Florida State students protest U.S. aggression against Syria

By Maddie Hendrick |
April 22, 2018
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Protest against attack on Syria in Tallahassee, FL.
Protest against attack on Syria in Tallahassee, FL. (Fight Back! News/staff)

Tallahassee, FL - On April 18, students and community members attended a rally held by the local chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), to oppose the recent missile strikes against Syria.

The event was led by SDS Treasurer Maddie Hendrick. Several other members of SDS spoke at the rally, where participants were led in chants including “Hands off Syria,” and “Donald Trump, CIA, how many kids did you kill today?” Students held signs that read, “Accept refugees, stop creating them,” and “Stop the war on Syria.”

"We are here today because it is impossible for us to keep silent when we know our government is perpetuating injustice. Millions of people have lost their lives due to U.S. policy in the Middle East, and millions more will suffer unless we put an end to war," said SDS member Zachary Schultz.

“It's important to just be out there and be vocal. A lot of people put a lot of focus into turnout and other things but when things that require urgent action occur, it's first and foremost important to have that voice and make that voice heard, to take an active stand against U.S. imperialism,” said Jamila Lorde.