Pa. Syrian-American leader: more protests to come

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The leader of an eastern Pennsylvania Syrian-American group says they will continue protesting the U.S. taking military action in Syria and urging government leaders to instead let U.N. inspectors continue working to determine what happened in last week’s attack.

Aziz Wehbey, head of the Syrian American Society in the Lehigh Valley, says U.S. strikes will unnecessarily put American soldiers in harm’s way.

Wehbey said 600 people from his organization and local anti-war groups marched Friday from an orthodox church to the federal building in Allentown. He says the protesters will continue to rally “until a message of peace is sent.”

The British parliament voted late Thursday against military action in Syria, leaving only the United States and France as the core of any coalition for action.

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