An anti-war-strike rally was held in Sioux Falls on Saturday, as protesters made their voices heard at Sertoma Park.
Organizers say they want to create a visible anti-war presence in South Dakota's largest city. Organizers say U.S. military intervention in Syria will be like throwing gasoline on a fire and will not bring peace or justice, or make Syrians safer.
"Our government needs to be held accountable for their actions. Going out at it alone or worrying about who is going to pay for it and being told other countries are going to foot the bill for our military intervention. That makes our soldiers into mercenaries and that is completely unacceptable," protester Mike Baiar said.
Following the gathering at Sertoma Park, the group marched around the city. A similar protest was also held in Minneapolis.