After the Trump administration bombed Syria on April 6, more than 50 demonstrations were organized in less than 24 hours on April 7 and in the following days in cities and towns the country. Below are photos and reports from just a few of those cities.
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On the day following Trump’s bombing of Syria, over 250 people took to the streets of Chicago to say no to war and U.S. imperialism. On April 7, actions to say #HandsOffSyria happened in over 50 cities across the country.
Demonstrators gathered in front of the University of New Mexico bookstore April 7 with signs and banners that read, “US Hands Off Syria,” “War on Syria Built on Lies” and “Stop corporate greed! Stop the wars.”
Demonstrators chanted: “Humanitarian? That’s a lie! Trump doesn’t care if Syrians die!”
As part of a national call by the ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) for demonstrations against the illegal bombing of Syria by the U.S., people rallied in downtown San Francisco at Powell and Market St., the traditional site for protest actions. Hundreds of passersby stopped or heard speakers and chants in opposition to the latest act of aggression and murder by U.S. imperialism.
On April 7, 30 demonstrators protested in Sarasota against Trump’s escalated bombing of Syria, joining numerous other protests around the country. They gathered at the “Unconditional Surrender” statute at the bay front, holding signs reading “Endless war for empire” and “War Against Syria: Built on a lie!”
Members of Los Angeles’ sizable Syrian-American community turned out in force. Their presence was felt not only in numbers, but also by their leadership in chanting and their speakers at the beginning and end rallies.
Of course, many other communities also were represented in a true show of solidarity, from the Korean-American community to the Latino/a community—communities which understand intimately the disastrous effects of U.S. interventions on the populations the hawk politicians claim to be “saving.”
On April 9, around 50 protesters convened on crowded Lake Eola Park in Downtown Orlando, in an emergency anti-war protest and march. Organized by members of the ANSWER Coalition, the Party for Socialism and Liberation, the UCF student group Knights for Socialism and the Orlando Workers League, the march was very successful in initiating a dialogue among members of the community.
Reports compiled from Liberation News