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Milwaukee says "Hands off Syria!"

By staff |
June 23, 2013
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Milwaukee protest to stop U.S. intervention in Syria.
Milwaukee protest to stop U.S. intervention in Syria. (Photo: Carley Knight)

Milwaukee, WI - A coalition of anti-war groups held a rally against U.S. intervention in Syria June 21. Over a dozen activists chanted, "Money for jobs, not for war!" at the corner of Humboldt and Locust Street in Riverwest. They received support in the form of honks and peace signs from drivers of passing cars.

The rally was followed by a teach-in on the Syrian conflict, relating it to the recent U.S. intervention in Libya and other U.S. wars and occupations. A homeless veteran joined the teach-in in the park and reminded the group that 21 veterans commit suicide every day.

After the teach-in, the coalition made plans to continue actions against U.S. intervention and to press for the demand, “Money for human needs, not for war.”