Vigil Held in Opposition to Bombing Syria

SYRIA VIGILNORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) – A group of people in Northampton held a vigil tonight to show opposition to bombing Syria.

The group held signs and candles at the corner of King and Main Streets. They say the vigil was just one of over 200 held around the country today.

Jeff Napolitano with the American Friends Service Committee says, ”We’ve had over a decade and over one-point-trillion dollars spent on wars overseas. And the American public, as opposed to right after 2000, 2001, has been through this experience, and has seen all of our treasure and blood being lost in overseas wars.”

An Associated Press poll shows that the majority of Americans do not support a military strike on Syria and fear doing so would put our national security at risk.