About 20 People Gather at Bayfront Park to Protest Possible Strikes on Syria

Event organizer Rune Masri said they were there in spirit of peace.

By Claudia DoCampo
|  Sunday, Sep 1, 2013  |  Updated 6:32 PM EDT
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About 20 people gathered at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami on Sunday to protest possible strikes on Syria.

About 20 people gathered at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami on Sunday to protest possible strikes on Syria.

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About 20 people gathered at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami on Sunday to protest possible strikes on Syria.

"When Kofi Annan tried to bring peace to Syria last year the United States refused to use its influence to make the people it supported in Syria take part in that peace process,” said one protester, Sandie Davis.

Event organizer Rune Masri said they were there in spirit of peace.

"We're just here today embodying that spirit of love and activism and the belief in peace and that is what is going to save us ,” Masri said.

The sound of car horns down Biscayne Boulevard boosted the protesters in the blistering heat. Others joined the group after creating protest signs and taking photos. The message was the same as at other gatherings in South Florida in the last couple of days.

"I don't think that the solution to war is more war, I mean it’s as simple as that,” Masri said.

Meanwhile, Secretary of State John Kerry spoke on “Meet the Press” Sunday about what could happen in Syria.

"The President had made the decision, he had made the decision that he believes we need to take a military strike, " he said.

"My motivation is to see a better world. I thought by joining the military that's what was going to happen but I seem to be bamboozled just like many others in society are right now," said veteran Michael Park.

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