People demonstrate in front of the White House in Washington against US intervention in Syria on September 7, 2013. European Union foreign ministers on Saturday urged 'a clear and strong response' to an alleged Syria chemical weapons attack while stopping short of endorsing a strike on the Damascus regime. Speaking after the bloc's 28 ministers held talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry, the EU's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton read out a statement saying the ministers 'were unenimou
WASHINGTON (AP) - Dozens of people opposed to President Barack Obama's call for a U.S. military strike against Syria are picketing outside the White House.
Chanting "They say more war; we say no war," speakers say Saturday's picket line marks a line Congress should not cross as it prepares to vote on the issue.
Many lawmakers in both parties oppose Obama's request for Congress to authorize using military force against Syria for a deadly chemical gas attack the Obama administration blames on President Bashar Assad (bah-SHAR' AH'-sahd).
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee cleared the authorization measure earlier this week. The first votes by the full Senate could come Wednesday.
Obama left the White House during the protest, traveling by car to Andrews Air Force Base to play golf with three aides.
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