In Britain, Veterans opposed the military intervention in Syria and staged a powerful protest by discarding their medals at Downing Street.
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This protest was attended by around twenty veterans, with four laying down their medals. These veterans said they were handing over the medals in order to express utter disgust at the government’s decision to launch air strikes against Isis in Syria. Kirk Sollitt, who served in the Gulf War, expressed his opinion by saying, ‘by bombing in Syria we are killing innocent, vulnerable sentient beings, men, woman and children. You cannot sow bloodshed and reap peace. I no longer want these medals.’
“War creates more problems than it solves. I want society to evolve from seeing war as the solution, and to look to more peaceful alternatives.” Said another veteran.