Protests planned in Middle, Hamilton to oppose attacks on Syria

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peace Protests will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6 in Rio Grande, on the southwest corner at the intersection of routes 9 and 47, and Monday in Mays Landing. The Coalition for Peace and Justice has announced plans for several peace protests in the coming days opposing President Obama's plan to attack Syria.

“While we oppose the use of chemical weapons by any country, and abhor the deaths of civilians, we do not feel that more violence will solve anything, except to lead to more innocent deaths and more refugees,” said Norm Cohen, director of the Coalition.

“We support diplomacy, no-fly zones, massive refugee support, as well as having the United Nations taking the lead on this matter."

Protests will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6 in Rio Grande, on the southwest corner at the intersection of routes 9 and 47, and in Woodstown, at the intersection of routes 40 and 45 in front of the bank.

The group plans to be at the Cherry Hill Mall, by Red Lobster, from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7; and at the Mays Landing office of U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo on Main Street in Mays Landing from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9 where they have scheduled a vigil.

Other protest locations include Princeton and Highland Park.

Learn more at www.coalitionforpeaceandjustice.org.


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