Cape Gazette

Residents stand in protest of military action in Syria

Sep 13, 2013
Photo by: Ron MacArthur Part of a group of about 40 people stand along Savannah Road in Lewes to protest military intervention in Syria.

As the president and Congress debate a possible military strike against Syria, a group of local residents decided to voice their opposition by staging a silent vigil Sept. 9 in downtown Lewes. More than three dozen people showed up with signs and flashlights to stand on the sidewalk beside the Zwaanendael Museum between 7 and 8 p.m.

Organizer Deb Schultz said many people are concerned about problems in the Middle East. She said most people are afraid of inevitable repercussions following an attack. "No one knows what the consequences will be," she said.

Peter Schultz of Lewes, a Vietnam War veteran, is pretty clear how he feels about military intervention in Syria. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Linda Mott came from Milford to take part in the vigil. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Stephanie Campbell of Ocean View says she also stands for peace every Sunday at Salisbury University. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Those taking part in the vigil flash peace signs to motorists. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Jerry Krauss of Lewes says war is the not the answer. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
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