Nearly 200 cities held a national day of protest on Monday, voicing their beliefs against action in Syria.
Among that number was a group of local residents who rallied in downtown South Bend in opposition of military action.
The group stood outside their organized peace vigil on the corner of Jefferson and Main. They called on Congresswoman Jackie Walorski and Senator Joe Donnelly to vote against any involvement with Syria.
Activists held signs, sang in protest and encouraged drivers passing by to honk their horn in support.
Organizers with the Michiana Peace and Justice Coalition spoke strongly about any kind of military strike.
“Most of us in our group have supported Obama,” said Ellyn Stecker, a member of the Peace and Justice Coalition. “We're a bit disappointed that the only option that he's given us is in this particular decision is the option of military strikes. I think that the country...if we're gonna be a we the people for the people by the people kind of country I think we need some additional options offered and viable on the table."
Protestors say their message is to avoid another unnecessary and costly war.