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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A national survey released today shows that 59 percent of Americans do not want congress to pass a resolution authorizing a military strike against the Assad regime in Syria.

People in the Valley are showing their disapproval for the strike, through peaceful protest.

A vigil in front of the Vietnam Memorial in Downtown Youngstown denouncing

any strike on Syria by the U.S. brought on lookers hoping to get a better understanding of the conflict in that country.

Protester Nachwa Allouah said she does not believe that the Country would use chemical weapons on its own people.

"Let them go and check it. Search more," Allouah said. "If there is a chemical weapon that has been used we should know."

Unrest in Syria has been going on longer than recent allegations of chemical weapons, and those with loved ones wonder why the U.S. is just now taking notice.

"It's been going on for two years," Allouah said. "I'm sure over 200,000 people are dead already. Why didn't you take an action before? Why didn't you help these people?"

Rena Mansour said she is concerned for her family living in a village near the Syria-Lebanon border.

"The last thing we want is war. America is making it so much more difficult for us," Mansour said.

Senator Bob Hagan said he understood the recent opposition to military action in Syria.'

"I think people are fed up with it. We are fatigued from sending our boys and women over to fight wars, that are sometimes unexplainable."

 

 

 

 

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