• Protesters visit delegation offices
    September 06,2013
    • Email Article
    •  Print Article
    Protesters visit delegation offices

    BURLINGTON ó Protesters are calling on Vermontís congressional delegation to vote no on the use of U.S. military force against Syria.

    About 45 demonstrators visited the Burlington offices of Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch Thursday.

    Leahy was not at the office so the group met with one of his aides.

    The Burlington Free Press reports Sanders told the protesters he has grave concerns about any American intervention.

    At Welchís office, a staff member took notes to pass on the congressman.

    Congress is expected to vote whether to support military action after the Obama administration blamed President Bashir Assad for a chemical weapons attack that it says killed more than 1,400 civilians. Other casualty estimates are lower, and the Syrian government denies responsibility.
    • Email Article
    •  Print Article
    MORE IN Vermont News

    MONTPELIER — The Shumlin administration says revenue forecasts will likely remain... Full Story

    MONTPELIER — Security or compassion?

    Those two interests drew approximately 50... Full Story

    Opinions clash over refugee issue
    More Articles