Pro-Assad Protesters Are Rallying Outside the U.S. Capitol

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Sept. 9 2013 5:05 PM

Pro-Assad Protesters Rally Outside the Capitol

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David Weigel

Syrian-American Christians are rallying in support of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad outside the U.S. Capitol, and protesting an American intervention in Syria. A brief dispatch from Dave:

More than 200 Syrian-Americans, most of them from a community in Allentown, PA, marched as close as they could go to the Capitol today to protest any bombing of their mother country.
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Quotes from protesters and more context to come shortly.

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