Locals Protest Against Strike on Syria

Syria Protest in MedfordMEDFORD, Ore. — Dozens of people met in downtown Medford asking the U.S. to avoid a military strike against Syria.

About 50 people attended the rally at Vogel Plaza Wednesday afternoon. Protestors began by silently holding signs that said “Stop War,” and “No U.S. Strike on Syria.” Then, organizers spoke about the importance of keeping the U.S. military out of another conflict in the Middle East.

Organizers say this was an effort to reach both Democrats and Republicans, and so far they are pleased with the response.

“It shows that when it comes to issues that are life and death issues, no party has the moral high ground,” said Herb Rothschild of Peace House in Ashland, which helped organized the event,

Protesters compared the current situation to the buildup to the Vietnam and Iraq wars, and said the U.S. needs to keep its troops out of a similar conflict.