Activists Brave Rain To Protest Syrian Air Strikes

Bob Roberts
April 14, 2018 - 4:09 pm
  The U.S., British and French bombing raids in Syria prompted about 35 activists to gather in Federal Plaza.

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) --  The U.S., British and French bombing raids in Syria prompted about 35 activists to gather in Federal Plaza downtown Saturday to question President Trump's motives.

One protester said he considered the raids a form of "ethnic cleansing." Another called the bombing runs "hypocritical," given the President's stands on refugees and immigration.  Activist Jay Becker, of the group refusefascism.org, called the raids by the U.S., Britain and France a dangerous provocation of Russia.

"They terrorize the city of Damascus in the middle of the night, and for what? To make America first? This is America First, compliments of (President) Donald Trump?  This is what were facing? This is an extremely dangerous act," she said. 

The protesters want Mr. Trump forced from office, along with Vice President Mike Pence.