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Spain: Leftists decry US 'aggression against Syria' outside embassy01:25

Spain: Leftists decry US 'aggression against Syria' outside embassy

Spain, Madrid
April 17, 2017 at 23:43 GMT +00:00 · Published

Around 100 people gathered in central Madrid, Monday, to protest against the US Tomahawk missile strike against Syria that was carried out last week.

Protesters stood outside the US embassy, holding banners reading “No to the imperialist war. Stop the aggression against Syria", waving flags of the Reconstituted Communist Party of Spain, and chanting slogans against NATO and the US' military involvement in the Middle East.

The protest is one of many across the world that have come in response to the US decision to target a Syrian government-controlled airbase in Homs Province. The Al-Shayrat Airbase was the target of a US Tomahawk missile strike ordered by US President Donald Trump on April 7 as a direct response to the suspected chemical attack in Khan Shaykhun on April 4. A total of 59 tomahawk missiles were fired at the base at 4:40 local time (00:40 GMT) reportedly killing a total of 16 people.

Spain: Leftists decry US 'aggression against Syria' outside embassy01:25
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Around 100 people gathered in central Madrid, Monday, to protest against the US Tomahawk missile strike against Syria that was carried out last week.

Protesters stood outside the US embassy, holding banners reading “No to the imperialist war. Stop the aggression against Syria", waving flags of the Reconstituted Communist Party of Spain, and chanting slogans against NATO and the US' military involvement in the Middle East.

The protest is one of many across the world that have come in response to the US decision to target a Syrian government-controlled airbase in Homs Province. The Al-Shayrat Airbase was the target of a US Tomahawk missile strike ordered by US President Donald Trump on April 7 as a direct response to the suspected chemical attack in Khan Shaykhun on April 4. A total of 59 tomahawk missiles were fired at the base at 4:40 local time (00:40 GMT) reportedly killing a total of 16 people.

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