Seattle protesters oppose U.S. military action in Iraq

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by ADAM MERTZ / KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on June 22, 2014 at 6:17 PM

Updated Sunday, Jun 22 at 7:06 PM

SEATTLE - Demonstrators took to the streets Sunday to protest U.S. military intervention in Iraq.  Several dozen people held signs in downtown Seattle urging President Obama and lawmakers to keep troops out of Iraq.

"You take any bad situation and you add more U.S. intervention to it you are only going to make it worse," said Jane Cutter, Answer Coalition spokesperson.

The turmoil continues in Iraq as militants push towards Baghdad. Iraqi forces are trying to slow the group, but the militants have already seized parts of the country. President Obama has committed to sending up to 300 military advisers to the country.

Some lawmakers have suggested the U.S. needs a stronger response. The protestors disagree and believe the U.S. should not get more involved in the conflict.

Over the weekend, there were protests across the country in major U.S. cities.

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