A group of protesters at the Texas State Capital on Saturday called for Congress to vote 'no' to President Barack Obama's call for action in Syria.
Obama said the country needs to make a strike against Syria in response to what officials say was a homegrown chemical attack that killed 1,400 Syrians including hundreds of children. Protesters say a U.S. strike would hurt innocent Syrians and cause even more problems.
"It makes no sense to say 'OK, we think so-and-so used chemical weapons, we're going to go in and bomb them,’ because that's going to make things better somehow?” said Bai Ali. “It's not going to make the conflict any simpler. It's already complicated enough."
Similar -- but larger -- protests happened all across the nation Saturday including Times Square and Washington D.C. A recent ABC-Washington Post poll said almost 60 percent of Americans are against a solo U.S. attack against Syria, but the president is still trying to make a case for military intervention.
Obama plans to address the nation Tuesday. A congressional vote is expected Wednesday.