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Ozarks Groups Planning to Protest Tomorrow Against Syria Strike

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Protests and demonstrations are planned across the city tomorrow, beginning at 11 a.m.
Killing people for killing others just does not make sense.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Groups in Springfield opposed to a military strike against Syria will speak out in separate protests tomorrow.

President Barack Obama said Friday he was considering a limited response to what U.S. intelligence assessed with "high confidence" as a Syrian attack that killed more than 1,400 people.

Obama told reporters he had yet to make a final decision, but hinted at a strike that sources and experts say would entail cruise missiles fired from U.S. Navy ships at Syrian command targets -- but not at any chemical weapons stockpiles.

Meanwhile the Peace Network of the Ozarks has organized a "No War in Syria Peace Rally" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of Glenstone Ave. and Battlefield Rd., near the Bank of America.

"While we are sympathetic to the deaths which are occurring in Syria, we do not feel that our country should intervene without further investigation and without going through the proper channels of congress and the United Nations," writes Vicke Kepling, organizer of the event. "Killing people for killing others just does not make sense."

Kepling says the objective of the peace rally is to raise awareness about the situation in Syria in the community and to express the group's "wish for peace."

Also at 11 a.m. Saturday, anti-war demonstrations are planned at the intersections of Kearney St. and Kansas Expwy., as well as the Battlefield Rd. overpass at U.S. 65.
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