EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSLocal Syrians Rally For U.S. To Take Action
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Reported by: Kallie Cart
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Aug. 28, 2013 11:11 PM EDT
Updated: Aug. 29, 2013 10:06 AM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Members of the local Syrian community rallied on the steps of the state Capitol Wednesday night because they believe the Civil War in Syria has been ignored.
Hundreds of thousands of Syrians are estimated to be dead, injured or forced from their homes.
Those who attended the rally in Charleston blame the Assad government and are calling for the U.S. to intervene.
"Then I've asked my fellow Americans, in the valley in West Virginia, all over the globe, this is our destiny as a great nation that we need to stand up for voiceless people, for helpless people," Dirar Ahmad of Charleston said.
Members said they will come together for more rallies until the killing in Syria comes to an end.
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