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MONROE,La. (KNOE 8 News) - Locals representing all types of political parties put their party views aside to join in protest over the possibility of sending U.S. troops to Syria over their recent use of chemical warfare.

Ten days ago U.S. Representatives were alerted of Syria's alleged use of chemical weapons during an attack near Damascus killing more than 14 hundred people.

President Barack Obama made statements saying the united states should use military action against Syria. Obama will be seeking congressional approval before sending U.S. troops into Syria.

With the recent controversy, protests have began across around the nation.

Today locals gathered in front of U.S. Representative Rodney Alexander's office holding up signings and playing music in protest of going to war.

"We need to save America we don't need another war," says Herford.

Protest organizer Garrett Boyte says if the people don't speak their opinions, then they will not be heard.

"We thought that who better to get the message across to than the congressman and the federal government. Because that is what the protest is aimed at is at the federal government to stop them from engaging in warfare," says Boyte.

But for people who have experienced a war and have children who have fought like military nurse and mother Joyce Maddox she knows the harmful effects of going to war.

She drove all the way from Gilmore, Texas, to have her voice heard and hopefully stop the U.S. from going to war.

"I'm a psych nurse also and I see the ending results of these wars on our young men and young women who have gone to these wars and been through all this stuff," says Maddox.

All in protest today said they wont stop until their voices are heard on Capitol Hill.

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