October 22, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Several hundred people demonstrated in Los Angeles and San Diego to protest against a possible U.S.-led attack on Syria.
The LAPD says about 200 people took to the streets of downtown Los Angeles Saturday. They waved signs that read "No More War" and shouted "Hands of Syria."
Capt. Michael Oreb said more than 40 people were cited for sitting on street intersections and blocking traffic. Two people were arrested when they refused to sign their citations.
In San Diego, about 150 people gathered in an anti-war rally in Balboa Park.
The protests came as President Obama announced that he would ask Congress to vote on whether to strike against Syria to punish it for what the U.S. believes was a deadly chemical attack led by Syrian President Bashar Assad.