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Activists Urge Hurt to Speak Out Against Military Action in Syria

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Central Virginia activists are urging Congressman Robert Hurt to take a stand against military action in Syria. A group of protesters assembled at the representative's office in Albemarle County Friday afternoon.

Organizers say Congress should follow in the footsteps of the United Kingdom's parliament, which voted against striking out Thursday. They believe Hurt should take public action to prevent any attacks on the country.

"He hasn't publicly opposed the war. He hasn't urged the speaker of the House to call Congress back. He hasn't sponsored a bill to cut off the money and prevent the war, so we want stronger action from him. Many of us can be mildly against the war, but he's our representative," said activist David Swanson.

The group spoke to Hurt's director of outreach Friday who said the office had heard from many other people on the topic of Syria.

They are waiting to hear back from Congressman Hurt.

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