LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - As President Obama tries to rally support for a military strike against Syria, Lafayette area activists are trying to rally support of their own.
Almost two dozen community members marched Thursday from Purdue's Memorial Mall down to the Tippecanoe County Courthouse, across the street from the office of Representative Todd Rokita.
The march was organized by the Lafayette Area Peace Coalition. Activists said they are trying to raise awareness and want people to contact their Congressman. They want the U.S. to work with the international community.
"Violence is probably not a likely way to solve this. Diplomacy at this point is a long shot, but at least diplomacy isn't killing people hoping for a solution," said Rev. Charlie Davis with the Lafayette Area Peace Coalition.
More than 100,000 people have died in Syria in the last three years since the civil war began.
Organizers said they aren't convinced the Syrian government used chemical weapons and even if they did, military action isn't necessary.
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