September 7, 2013 8:35 pm
Updated: September 9, 2013 11:28 am

Local protesters advocate for peaceful resolution to Syrian conflict

Here in the Queen City, local protestors gathered in the downtown core to voice their concerns about the crisis in Syria.

Matt Myers / Global Regina

REGINA – Local protesters gathered in Regina’s downtown core to protest against military intervention in Syria on Saturday afternoon.

Noor Mitri has been a Canadian citizen for 13 years, since leaving behind family and friends years ago.

“It’s unbelievable what is happening, I look at my cousins children and they’re stripped from school because there is no stability anymore,” said Mitri.

The situation in his homeland makes it hard for him to focus on daily tasks, but knowing he can raise his family in a place with stability is comforting.

“I love my country and sometimes I feel like I should be there with my family but really, I’m thankful we’re here,” said Mitri.

“You have to care for others because you have to stand up for what is right and stand against what is wrong.”

It may be long before Syria is safe enough for Mitri and many others to return home, but they say they will not give up hope.

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